A report by the BBC indicates that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been poisoned. Navalny noted for his anti-corruption campaigns, took ill while onboard a flight which led to the emergency landing of the plane in Omsk.
Kira Yarmysh press secretary for the Anti-corruption Foundation which Mr. Navalny founded in 2011 disclosed in a tweet, adding they suspected something had been mixed into his tea.
The 44-year-old opposition leader is a strong critic of the Vladimir Puttin led government.
The opposition leader in June described a vote on constitutional reforms as ‘’coup’’ and a violation of the constitution. The reforms allow Mr. Putin to serve another two terms.
Below are the details of the tweet by Kira Yarmysh as quoted by the BBC, Kira Yarmysh, the press secretary for the Anti-Corruption Foundation, which Mr. Navalny founded in 2011, tweeted: “This morning Navalny was returning to Moscow from Tomsk.
“During the flight, he felt ill. The plane made an urgent landing in Omsk. Alexei has toxic poisoning.”
She added: “We suspect that Alexei was poisoned by something mixed into [his] tea. It was the only thing he drank since morning.
“Doctors are saying that the toxic agent absorbed faster through the hot liquid. Right now Alexei is unconscious.”