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Alexei Navalny: US imposes sanctions on Russians

Alexei Navalny: US imposes sanctions on Russians

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ReutersThe US has imposed sanctions on senior Russian officials over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.The measures, which target Russia's top spy and six others, are being co-ordinated with similar moves by the European Union.US officials said intelligence had concluded that the Moscow government was behind the near-fatal nerve agent attack on Navalny last year.He is the most high-profile critic of President Vladimir Putin.Moscow denies involvement in his poisoning and disputes the conclusion, by Western weapons experts, that Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok agent during a flight in Siberia.The term Novichok - "newcomer" in Russian - applies to a group of nerve agents developed in a lab by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. They paralyse muscles and can lead to deat...
Alexei Navalny: Dozens detained in protests in eastern Russia

Alexei Navalny: Dozens detained in protests in eastern Russia

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Poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained after arriving in Moscow

Poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained after arriving in Moscow

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Poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny has been detained by police following his return to Russia.The dissident flew back from Germany where he had been recovering after being exposed to the Soviet-era novichok nerve agent in August. Sky producer Alina Droyshevskaia was on the Sunday flight and said as passengers left the plane: "All of us expect he is going to be arrested... He's ready to sacrifice himself and basically be arrested. His wife is around him right now."Just minutes after the plane's arrival, Russia's prison service confirmed Mr Navalny has been detained. Image: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya on the plane after it landed in Moscow Image: ...
Russian activist Alexei Navalny discharged from German hospital

Russian activist Alexei Navalny discharged from German hospital

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Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The German hospital treating Alexi Navalny for Novichok poisoning on Wednesday said the Russian opposition leader and outspoken Kremlin critic has been discharged. The Charite hospital in Berlin announced in a statement that Navalyn's condition "had improved sufficiently" to warrant he no longer required acute inpatient care but warned that it was still too early to know the long-term effects of his "severe poisoning." Advertisement "Based on the patient's progress and current condition, the treating physicians believe that complete recovery is possible," the hospital said. The hospital said the decision to announce his release was made in consultation with Navalny and his wife. Navalny had spent 32 days at the hospital, 24 of which were in the intensive care unit, afte...
Alexei Navalny ‘can talk again’ as ‘police protection stepped up’ after poisoning

Alexei Navalny ‘can talk again’ as ‘police protection stepped up’ after poisoning

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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is reportedly able to speak again as he continues to make progress in his recovery from his suspected novichok poisoning.The fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin is being treated at a Berlin hospital after falling ill last month during an internal flight in Russia. His police protection has also been stepped up in anticipation of having more visitors as his condition improves in the German capital, according to Der Spiegel magazine. Image: Mr Navalny is being treated at the Charite hospital in Berlin "Der Spiegel and Bellingcat understand that Navalny can speak again and can likely remember details about his collapse," the publication wrote, crediting its investigative website partner....