22 Aug 2020

Russian opposition leader treated in Berlin hospital after suspected poisoning

The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is being treated in a hospital in Berlin – where he’s said to be in a stable condition.

He’s been in a coma since drinking tea which his supporters believe was laced with poison – and they’ve accused the Kremlin of being behind his illness.

Moscow denies any involvement.

Mr Navalny was admitted to intensive care in the city of Omsk on Thursday – but doctors there have only just allowed him to be taken abroad.