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Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:06 PM

Was anti-Putin activist Alexei Navalny poisoned?

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Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was hospitalized Wednesday for an "allergic reaction," following his arrest during mass protests against election authorities in Moscow, according to his spokeswoman. Navalny's personal doctor later wrote on Facebook that she does not believe he is suffering from an allergic reaction, but the effects of "undefined chemical substances."

Why it matters: Navalny is an anti-corruption lawyer whose fierce opposition to Vladimir Putin has caused him to be arrested and jailed by Russian authorities a number of times. Navalny's spokeswoman says he has never had an allergic reaction in his life, raising questions about whether his illness could in fact be the product of political retaliation. Putin has been accused of poisoning or having political opponents assassinated in the past.

Police reportedly did not want Navalny to be transported to the hospital, and relented only when the ambulance crew threatened to make a scene, according to Navalny's spokeswoman.

About 20 journalists who showed up at the hospital where Navalny is being treated have been detained by police, according to Russian media.


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Navalny's doctor managed to take hair and a shirt from him when she briefly saw him at the hospital, and said she would try to send them to Europe for analysis.
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Leghorn21 Jul 2019 #1
Iliyah Jul 2019 #2
octoberlib Jul 2019 #5
Leghorn21 Jul 2019 #3
octoberlib Jul 2019 #6
Leghorn21 Jul 2019 #10
Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2019 #4
Golden Raisin Jul 2019 #7
BigmanPigman Jul 2019 #8
treestar Jul 2019 #9

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:19 PM

1. Putin wishes he had one billionth of Mr. Navalny's courage and character

Alexei Navalny





RESPECT

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:20 PM

2. I wouldn't count it out.



And he's handsome tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:22 PM

5. Yes , he is, not to mention courageous as all get out.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:21 PM

3. Per Bill Browder, about an hour ago:

Russian riot police are violently dispersing demonstrators
outside the hospital where Alexei Navalny was taken after his possible poisoning



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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:23 PM

6. Thanks for posting.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:55 PM

10. My pleasure, lib - I hope the Russian People know we stand with them

Also, a reply to Mr. Browderís tweet says that these arenít protestors, but rather journalists standing quietly outside the hospital waiting for news of Mr. Navalny

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:22 PM

4. Occam's Razor in Russia

If anything bad happens to a critic of Putin, nothing is a coincidence.

Nothing.
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:29 PM

7. Won't be surprised if Navalny suddenly goes into

a coma, or "accidentally" tumbles out of a hospital window.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:42 PM

8. Poor guy...he has courage!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:45 PM

9. Journalists detained by police

Scary

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