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Russian Opposition Leader Shows ‘Signs Of Poisoning’, Berlin Hospital Says

The German hospital where Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is being treated has announced that the politician and investigative journalist was probably poisoned with a “cholinesterase inhibitor,” though the exact nature of the poison isn’t known.

Tests on Navalny indicate that the Russian anti-corruption campaigner was indeed poisoned, and a “broad analysis” has been launched to try and determine the exact nature of the poison.

Doctors at Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin, where Navalny has been treated since being transferred from Siberia on Saturday, said his “clinical findings indicate intoxication by a substance from the cholinesterase inhibitor group.”

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