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    Last week, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny fell ill on a plane heading to Moscow from Tomsk, causing the aircraft to conduct an emergency landing in Omsk, where Navalny was transferred to hospital. Later, he was transported to Berlin to receive treatment in the Charite clinic.

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is currently in Germany's Charite clinic, in a medically-induced coma, after falling ill on a plane from Tomsk, subsequently urgently treated in Omsk. 

    According to a Monday statement from Charite, German doctors found traces of an intoxicating substance from the chemical group of cholinesterase inhibitors in Navalny's body. While his life is no longer in danger, his nervous system could be affected, the Charite statement said.

    The statement comes contrary to that of Russian doctors, who did not find holinesterase inhibitors poisoning Navalny's system.

    The opposition activist politician was transferred to Berlin on Saturday after Navalny become unconscious on a plane from Tomsk to Moscow and was urgently brought to a hospital in Omsk.

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