Tests conducted on Russian dissident Alexei Navalny at a German hospital indicate that he was probably poisoned.
Navalny remained in critical but stable condition at the Berlin hospital, with special protection details on hand to ensure his safety. The Associated Press reported that Navalny’s supporters believe that tea he drank was laced with poison, and that the Kremlin is behind both his illness and a delay in transferring him to Germany.
Russian doctors had previously said that tests had shown no traces of poison in his system. The Kremlin hasn’t yet commented on the new report.
Navalny, a politician and corruption investigator who is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, fell ill on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia on August 20 and was taken to the hospital in the city of Omsk after the plane made an emergency landing.