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Kremlin critic Navalny says he was poisoned in complaint to authorities - lawyer

Kremlin critic Navalny says he was poisoned in complaint to authorities - lawyer
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is charged with participation in an unauthorised protest rally, attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva -
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has filed an official complaint saying he was poisoned on Sunday while in custody, his lawyer Vadim Kobzev said on social media on Thursday.

Navalny was rushed to hospital with what his spokeswoman said was “severe swelling of the face and skin redness”. He was discharged on Monday and sent back to jail where he is serving a 30-day sentence for urging people to take part in an unauthorised opposition protest.

(Reporting by Tom Balmforth and Polina Devitt; editing by Andrew Heavens)

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