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Poisoning of Alexei Navalny: How his team found Novichok in his hotel room?


Team Udayavani, Sep 26, 2020, 3:17 PM IST

Russsia’s foremost opposition figure Alexei Navalny was admitted to a hospital after he fell violently ill on a domestic flight in Russia last month and was subsequently airlifted to Berlin for treatment.

At first,it was believed that there was poison on the cup of tea he had drunk at Tomsk airport. But his team later discovered that he had been poisoned before he reached airport.

Maria Pevchikh who runs his team has released many detailed reports alleging corruption and abuse of power at various levels of the Russian political and business establishment.

As reported by BBC, The nerve agent, Novichok allegedly used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was recently detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk

The inspected the hotel room before anyone else got in first. The team found the water bottles in his hotel room, they also collected everything that Navalny might have touched.

It is said that one of the bottles had traces of Novichok on them which provided significant evidence that he was poisoned before he reached Tomsk airport. But, she believes that bottle was not the source of the poison itself.

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