Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny hospitalized for “poisoning”

Russian opponent Alexei Navalny was hospitalized in intensive care in Siberia after being “poisoned”, his spokesman said on Twitter on Thursday. He was on a plane en route to Moscow when the plane had to make an emergency landing due to deteriorating health.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was admitted to intensive care after being “poisoned”, according to his spokesman Kira Yarmysh. On the flight from Omsk, Siberia, to Moscow, the plane had to land urgently due to the sudden deterioration of his health.

“Alexei has been poisoned, drunk” and “is now in intensive care”, she tweeted.

In August 2019, the anti-corruption activist had already been hospitalized due to a “toxic agent”, he then estimated his personal doctor.

In Russia, anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny is considered one of the main opponents of Vladimir Putin. In 2018, he had seen his candidacy for presidential election annulled by the Election Commission due to a conviction.