'Poisoned' Alexei Navalny flies to Germany for treatment

Moscow: The acutely-ill Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is being flown from Siberia to Germany for treatment.

He fell into a coma after drinking what his supporters suspect was poisoned tea; they accuse the authorities of trying to conceal a crime.

Doctors treating him in Omsk had insisted on Friday that he was too ill to be moved. But, they later said his condition was stable enough for the flight.

His wife Yulia is travelling with him.

A medical evacuation flight, paid for by the German NGO Cinema for Peace, is taking Navalny to Berlin, where he will be treated at the Charite hospital.


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