20 Aug 2020

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in hospital after suspected poisoning

International Editor

One of the most prominent critics of President Putin is fighting for his life tonight after drinking tea allegedly laced with poison.

Alexei Navalny fell ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow. It’s believed the only thing he had consumed was a cup of tea at the airport. But it’s not the first time the outspoken leader of Russia’s main opposition party has been poisoned.

Our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum reports.