US News Alexei Navalny was poisoned before leaving his hotel, his relatives claim

23:40  17 september  2020
23:40  17 september  2020 Source:   france24.com

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Russian opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a bottle of mineral water that was in his hotel room in Tomsk and not at the Siberian city airport,

said Thursday, the anti-corruption activist's team.

The relatives of Alexeï Navalny affirmed, Thursday, September 17, that the traces of the nerve agent which poisoned him were found at his hotel on a plastic water bottle.

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The 44-year-old lawyer, whose condition has improved and who intends to return to Russia , had a discomfort on August 20 during a flight bringing him back to Moscow from the Siberian city of Tomsk, where he had come support candidates for municipal elections and conduct an investigation into the corruption of local elites.

On Instagram , his team claimed that traces of the Novichok-type nerve substance, identified by a German laboratory, had been found on an "ordinary plastic water bottle" picked up in Alexei's hotel room Navalny in Tomsk by his supporters, within minutes of the news that the opponent felt bad.

She specifies that the agent was identified "two weeks later", the bottle of water then becoming the evidence allowing to conclude to a poisoning with Novichok.

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When Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny collapsed on a plane over Siberia last month, supporters combed the hotel room where he had stayed for potential clues, including a water bottle later found to contain traces of a powerful nerve agent that German doctors say he was poisoned with.

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This discovery means that "Navalny was poisoned before he left the hotel, and not at the airport or on the plane," spokeswoman Kira Iarmych said in a video. while the first suspicions were directed towards a tea drunk at Tomsk airport.

First hospitalized in Omsk, another town in Siberia, Alexeï Navalny was transferred 48 hours after his poisoning to the Charité hospital in Berlin. He came out of a coma last week and is gradually recovering.

A German military laboratory concluded, on September 3, of its poisoning by a substance of the Novichok type, designed for military purposes in Soviet times, which Moscow refutes. French and Swedish laboratories have confirmed the German conclusions.

A hotel room scrutinized

During his stay in Tomsk, Alexeï Navalny stayed three days at the Xander hotel, a four-star establishment whose restaurant he had also frequented, according to the police.

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Video accompanying Navalny's team message shows his supporters sifting through his hotel room and packing for possible clues before police can visit the scene.

"As it was absolutely clear that Navalny was not 'slightly ill' (...), we had decided to collect everything that could be useful and pass it on to doctors in Germany", explain his supporters in a statement , adding that it was "obvious that there would be no investigation in Russia".

A close ally of the opponent, Lioubov Sobol, said on Twitter that it was "important to understand that there were traces of Novichok on the bottle, but that does not mean that he was poisoned by that bottle of water ". The victim was able to transfer them to the container.

Hotel room filmed

Proekt.media, a Russian news site, published a detailed investigation on Thursday citing several relatives of the opponent claiming that the poison was no longer detectable in his body when its transfer to Berlin took place.

According to the site, Alexeï Navalny no longer remembers when exactly he drank this bottle of Svyatoy Istotchnik ("Holy Source"), a very popular Russian brand.

One of the inventors of the innervating agent, Vladimir Ouglev, assured Proekt.media that any ingestion of the poison would likely have been fatal.

The site adds that the door to Navalny's room was filmed by two video surveillance cameras, the images of which were recovered by the transport police, who launched preliminary checks.

But despite sufficient evidence, "a criminal investigation has still not been opened", denounces Kira Iarmych.

The Navalny affair sparked a new wave of arms between Russia and Western countries: the European Parliament called for severe sanctions against Russia, denouncing "a systemic effort to silence it". This request is "manifestly anti-Russian," replied Russian diplomacy spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

With AFP

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