Navalny may have been poisoned


Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny remained hospitalised for a second day on Monday after his physician said he may have been poisoned. Details about Navalny’s condition were scarce after Navalny was rushed to a hospital on Sunday from a detention facility where he was serving a 30-day sentence for calling an unsanctioned protest. He was arrested several days before a major opposition rally on Saturday that ended with nearly 1,400 people detained. Tensions were high in Moscow on Monday as dozens of protesters remained in custody and the opposition called for a new rally over the weekend. Access to Navalny is restricted, and Dr Anastasiya Vasilyeva, who has been Navalny’s physician for several years, only managed to see him on Sunday afternoon.— AP

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