Sep 7, 2020 - World

Putin critic Alexei Navalny taken out of coma after suspected poisoning

Opposition activist Alexei Navalny is pictured outside Moscow's Meshchansky District court

Photo: Vladimir Gerdo\TASS via Getty Images

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny has been taken out of a medically induced coma at a German hospital following a suspected poisoning, Reuters reports.

The state of play: Doctors say it is too early to know the long-term impacts of the poisoning. Novichok was found in Navalny's system — the same agent used in the attempted assassination in 2018 of Sergei Skripal, a Russian former double agent.

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