Heavy accusation from poisoned Russian politician’s family to Kremlin
Yulia Navalny, wife of opposition Russian politician Alexei Navalny, who was being treated for suspected poisoning at a hospital in Siberia, blamed the Kremlin administration for stopping the Russian politician’s referral to Germany for treatment.
Alexei Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalny, and her spokesperson, Kira Yarmysh, who was hospitalized on 20 August on suspicion of poisoning, claimed that the suspension of Navalny’s referral to another country for treatment was an attempt by the Kremlin to curb treatment.
Spokesperson Yarmysh said in a statement on social media, “The referral ban is a deceptive attempt by doctors and the authorities who allow it.” Saying that the doctors had previously allowed the dispatch of the opposition leader, Yarmysh said that he was abandoned at the last minute and said, “Of course, this decision was taken by the Kremlin, not them.”
Alexei Navalny’s team accused the Kremlin administration of preventing the medical intervention that will take place in Germany, stating that “the decision made puts Navalyn’s life in mortal danger”.
Who is Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny?
Alexey Navalny, the founder of the Anti-Corruption Fund, one of the best-known opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin, made his name in 2008 with blog posts exposing the corruption and abuse of office in Russian politics and public companies.
Navalny, whose main profession was a lawyer, started to announce to his followers by identifying the gaps in the company and public expenditures by purchasing small shares belonging to big oil companies and banks.
In the process, he became one of the opposing voices of the ruling United Russia Party, and with his anti-corruption campaigns, he became one of the sharpest critics of then-party leader Vladimir Putin.
“POISONED WITH TOXIC SUBSTANCE”
Omsk Hospital Chief Physician Aleksandr Murahovskiy stated that the situation of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who was hospitalized on suspicion of ‘poisoning’ and was in a coma, was better. Murahovskiy said that they are working on 5 possible diagnoses that can be put on the patient. Doctors think the opposition politician Navalny was poisoned with a toxic substance.
Chief Physician Murakhovsky told reporters that “many legal issues had to be resolved before Navalny was handed over to European doctors, and the best doctors were brought from Moscow to treat Navalny.”
Refusing to answer the question about whether Navalny was poisoned, Murakhovsky drew attention to the fact that the patient should be more stable for transfer to another hospital and the situation was not stable.
Navalny, who called on his followers to vote for any party other than the ruling party before the parliamentary elections in 2011, was arrested and imprisoned for 15 days during a protest in front of the parliament building.
The United Russia Party lost votes in the elections where allegations of irregularity were voiced. Navalny, on the other hand, took the lead in the huge protest held after the elections, which was attended by 120 thousand people, after his release.
Putin, who won the presidential elections held in 2012, launched an investigation into Navalny’s past work. Sentenced to five years in prison for a corruption offense in Kirov, Navalny was released the next day by a higher court.
2017 was a lively year for Navalny
Especially 2017 was a lively year for the opposition politician who aimed for the presidency by taking strength from this success.
Navalny, who led the giant anti-corruption demonstrations that started in dozens of cities across the country in February 2017 and where thousands of people were detained, was arrested for playing a provocative role for Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev for his writings revealing his connection with the billion dollar real estate empire. Released 15 days later, Navalny opened the election office and started campaigning for the presidential election.
In March 2017, he was attacked on the street. While meeting with the public in Siberia, a passerby was injured when Navalny sprayed a green antiseptic spray on his face.
Despite all his efforts, he is not allowed to run as a candidate in the 2018 presidential election. the opposition leader called for a boycott of the election.
PLANNED TO BE DELIVERED TO GERMANY
The announcement that the Russian opposition politician Navalny, who fell into a coma due to symptoms of poisoning, would be taken to Germany for treatment sparked controversy. Navalny was planned to be taken to the Charite clinic in the capital Berlin for treatment with an air ambulance departing from Nuremberg, Germany.
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov said yesterday that they are ready to make arrangements for Navalny to receive treatment abroad if requested.
His team believes that the politician was poisoned by the tea he drank at the airport before boarding the plane yesterday.