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Putin critic Navalny possibly ‘being poisoned’ in prison, spokesperson suggests

His spokesperson suggested that Alexei Navalny is a prisoner suffering from a mysterious illness in prison. It could be caused by a slow-acting poison.

According to reports, the opposition politician lost 8kg in less than two weeks. An ambulance was dispatched for him this weekend.

Mr Navalny has been taken into custody in Melekhovo (about 115 miles east from Moscow) as a maximum-security IK-6 penal colony.

Kira Yarmysh, his spokesperson, said that a stomach problem flared up. Prison doctors had previously treated him by injecting him medicine they didn’t recognize.


She stated in the tweet that “We don’t rule out that Alexei Navalny may be slowly poisoned and being killed slowly to attract less attention.”

She added, “He is being held at the mercy of severe pain and without medical assistance in a prison cell.”

The Kremlin denied that Mr Navalny was being slowly poisoned and said that it was not a matter of his health. It was a matter for federal prisons.

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“Putin Is Not Russia” – Navalny’s War Protests

Since long, Mr Navalny has been a vocal critic of Vladimir Putin.

After he was found guilty in March of large-scale fraud, contempt of court and other crimes, he was sentenced to nine years imprisonment .

He called the Russian invasion in Ukraine “stupid”, and “built on lies”, while calling for fellow citizens to protest every day.

After returning from Germany where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning, Mr Navalny was taken into custody in January 2021.

After falling ill during a flight to Moscow, he was later found to have been poisoned by novichok on a campaign trip to Siberia.

An earlier version of this year’s Oscar was won by a documentary about Mr Navalny.


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