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Navalny unconscious in hospital after 'poisoning'

Russian opposition leader Aleksey Navalny has been taken to hospital with suspected poisoning and is currently unconscious in intensive care, his spokesperson Kira Yarmysh stated on Thursday.

Yarmysh stated the Putin critic felt unwell during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. "The plane made an urgent landing in Omsk. Alexey has toxic poisoning. Right now we are going to hospital," she noted. "We suspect that Alexei was poisoned by something mixed into tea. It was the only thing he drank since morning," the spokesperson added.

In July, Navalny called the vote on the Russian constitutional reform, which enabled President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule until 2036, rigged and claimed it represented a "violation of the constitution."

Breaking the News / NP