Sobol: Kremlin involved in Navalny illness
Lyubov Sobol: the Kremlin was involved in the poisoning of Navalny
A companion of the Russian oppositionist said that &# 171; no one else could do it&# 187;
A close associate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny believes that the authorities in Moscow are in no rush to investigate Navalny’s alleged poisoning because the Kremlin is behind it, which denies it..
Lyubov Sobol, a lawyer with the Anti-Corruption Foundation and a prominent opposition figure, said in an interview that all available evidence points to the Kremlin. “It’s absolutely obvious to me, and I’m not afraid to say it out loud that the Kremlin is behind the poisoning,” Sobol said. – It’s just that no one else could do it. Even the method of poisoning indicates this. Neuroparalytic poison is not something that can be bought at the pharmacy. This is a war agent. And so they will not investigate it, “Sobol said..
Navalny’s associates appealed to the Investigative Committee of Russia with a demand to initiate a criminal case, which could lead to charges of encroaching on the life of a public figure, but said they did not receive a response. “They understand that any investigation will lead to the Kremlin,” Sobol said. “They do not open a criminal case, because at some point they will have to answer the question, what are the results of the investigation of this criminal case.” The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office said on Thursday that a pre-investigation check launched last week did not reveal “any evidence of deliberate criminal acts” against Navalny..
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said last week that he sees no reason to open a criminal case until the cause of Navalny’s condition is fully established. A well-known critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and an investigator of corruption cases, Navalny fell ill on August 20 during a flight to Moscow from Siberia. The plane with him made an emergency landing in Omsk. His assistant Kira Yarmysh said that Navalny was drinking tea in a cafe at the airport, which, in her opinion, was poisoned..
Last weekend, Navalny was transported to the Charite clinic in Berlin for an extensive medical check-up. Doctors found in his body traces of “cholinesterase inhibitors”, a nerve agent. He is reported to be in a medically induced coma on a ventilator..
German doctors describe his condition as serious but not life-threatening..
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