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World Navalny team says nerve agent found on Russian hotel room water bottle

11:45  08 october  2020
11:45  08 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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A water bottle in a hotel room where Navalny stayed during his visit to Tomsk. Russian authorities have repeatedly denied involvement in Navalny ’s poisoning, either by claiming he was not poisoned at all His team says he plans to return to Russia and continue his work as soon as he has recovered.

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Water bottles are seen in a hotel room where Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny stayed during his recent visit in the Siberian city of Tomsk © Reuters/SOCIAL MEDIA Water bottles are seen in a hotel room where Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny stayed during his recent visit in the Siberian city of Tomsk

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk, suggesting he was poisoned there and not at the airport as first thought, his team said on Thursday.

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Alexei Navalny 's team says a bottle of water in his hotel room was poisoned. The Kremlin has said that Russian doctors who treated Navalny in Omsk had found no sign that he was poisoned. Russia has repeatedly urged Germany to share Navalny ’s analyses and other medical data and

Traces of poison were found on a bottle of water from the hotel room in Siberia where Alexey Navalny stayed before falling ill, the Russian opposition politician's team said Thursday.

A water bottle is seen in a hotel room where Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny stayed during his recent visit in the Siberian city of Tomsk © Reuters/SOCIAL MEDIA A water bottle is seen in a hotel room where Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny stayed during his recent visit in the Siberian city of Tomsk

Navalny fell violently ill on a flight in Russia last month and was airlifted to Berlin for treatment. Laboratories in Germany, France and Sweden have established he was poisoned by a Novichok nerve agent, a poison developed by the Soviet military, though Russia denies this and says it has seen no evidence.

Alexei Navalny et al. in a room: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his family members pose for a picture at Charite hospital in Berlin © Reuters/SOCIAL MEDIA Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his family members pose for a picture at Charite hospital in Berlin

A video posted on Navalny's Instagram account showed members of his team searching the room he had just left in the Xander Hotel in Tomsk on Aug. 20, an hour after they learned he had fallen sick in suspicious circumstances.

Novichok found on water bottle suggests Russia's Navalny poisoned before he went to airport, aides say

  Novichok found on water bottle suggests Russia's Navalny poisoned before he went to airport, aides say Traces of poison were found on a bottle of water from the hotel room in Siberia where Alexey Navalny stayed before falling ill, the Russian opposition politician's team said Thursday.Traces of poison were found on a bottle of water from the hotel room in Siberia where Alexey Navalny stayed before falling ill, the Russian opposition politician's team said Thursday.

The nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk, suggesting he was poisoned there and not at the airport as first thought, his team said on Thursday. Navalny fell violently ill on a domestic

A water bottle is seen in a hotel room where Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny stayed Aides of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny said Thursday that German experts found Novichok nerve agent on a water bottle Navalny ’s team , some of whom were staying at the same hotel

"It was decided to gather up everything that could even hypothetically be useful and hand it to the doctors in Germany. The fact that the case would not be investigated in Russia was quite obvious," the post said.

The video of the abandoned hotel room shows two water bottles on a desk, and another on a bedside table. Navalny's team, wearing protective gloves, are seen placing items into blue plastic bags.

"Two weeks later, a German laboratory found traces of Novichok precisely on the bottle of water from the Tomsk hotel room," the post said.

Alexei Navalny wearing a microphone: FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Navalny attends a rally to demand the release of jailed protesters in Moscow © Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Navalny attends a rally to demand the release of jailed protesters in Moscow

"And then more laboratories that took analyses from Alexei confirmed that that was what poisoned Navalny. Now we understand: it was done before he left his hotel room to go to the airport."

Previously, Navalny's aides had said they suspected he had been poisoned with a cup of tea he drank at Tomsk airport.

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The nerve agent used to poison Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk, suggesting he was poisoned there and not at the airport as previously thought, his team said on Thursday. Navalny fell violently ill on a domestic flight

The nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian A video posted on Mr Navalny 's Instagram account showed members of his team searching the room he had just left in the Xander Hotel in Tomsk on

Vladimir Milov, a former deputy energy minister and an ally of Navalny, said his team had outmanoeuvred the FSB security service with their quick thinking.

"They took the evidence from under their noses and shipped it out of the country," he said.

Navalny's ally Georgy Alburov told Reuters "the bottles flew with Alexei" when he was airlifted to Germany on Aug. 22.

Navalny is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent political opponent but has not been allowed to form his own party. His investigations of official corruption, published on YouTube and Instagram, have reached audiences of many millions.

He is being treated in a Berlin hospital. Another supporter, Lyubov Sobol, said his recovery would take a long time.

"REAL INVESTIGATION"

Speaking on Navalny's YouTube channel, Alburov said: "We continue to demand a serious, real investigation and we know where the results will lead. They will lead to us finding out that behind the poisoning of Alexei stand the Kremlin, Putin, the FSB, who organised all this."

Putin critic Alexei Navalny able to leave bed as he recovers from poisoning

  Putin critic Alexei Navalny able to leave bed as he recovers from poisoning Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has recovered from a poisoning enough that he can now briefly leave his bed, according to the Berlin hospital where he is being treated. © Provided by Washington Examiner Navalny, one of Russia's most outspoken critics of President Vladimir Putin, was flown to Germany two days after he fell ill in August on a domestic flight in Russia and remains at Berlin's Charite hospital. Berlin has called on Russia to investigate the case.

Images from Navalny 's hotel room were posted on his Instagram account - Copyright Colleagues of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny say that a bottle of water with a trace of the Novichok nerve Team members can be seen packing items into plastic bags and inspecting water bottles .

A water bottle that was found in a hotel room where the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stayed before being poisoned contained traces of Novichok, his aides claimed Thursday. In an Instagram post, Navalny ’s team said German investigators found Novichok traces on “the ordinary

The Kremlin has called the accusation groundless, saying it would make no sense for it to poison Navalny and then allow him to travel for medical treatment in another country where the poison would be detected. It has said it needs to see more evidence before a formal criminal investigation is opened.

Germany, France, Britain and other nations have demanded explanations from Russia, and there have been calls for new sanctions against Moscow.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Thursday that Germany had asked it for technical assistance.

The head of Navalny's anti-corruption foundation in Moscow, Ivan Zhdanov, told Reuters that an investigator from Tomsk had visited its office on Wednesday and wanted to talk to two of its employees who were with the politician on his visit to Siberia.

(Additional reporting by Alexander Marrow and Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber; writing by Mark Trevelyan, editing by Kevin Liffey, Jon Boyle and Timothy Heritage)

EU issues travel ban and asset freeze for six Russians allegedly involved in Navalny poisoning .
The European Union announced sanctions on a group of top Russian officials who they claim had a hand in the poisoning of anti- Vladimir Putin dissident Alexei Navalny. © Provided by Washington Examiner In a statement released by the Council of the European Union, the multi-national group said it had levied travel restrictions and an asset freeze on six individuals and one entity connected to what they called an "assassination attempt" on Navalny. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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