A Berlin hospital that is currently treating Alexei Navalny, a prominent Russian opposition figure, said Monday that test indicated the Kremlin critic had been poisoned.
According to Berlin’s renowned Charite hospital, clinical tests on Navalny “indicate poisoning with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors.”
Cholinesterase is an enzyme necessary for the human nervous system to function properly. It is used in manufacturing various nerve agents, such as sarin, as well as in medicine and agriculture.
“Alexei Navalny’s prognosis remains unclear; the possibility of long-term effects, particularly those affecting the nervous system, cannot be excluded,” the hospital said on Twitter.
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