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Russian bailiffs seize Alexei Navalny's assets, says spokeswoman

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks down stairs in a hospital in Berlin, Germany on Sept. 19, 2020.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks down stairs in a hospital in Berlin, Germany on Sept. 19, 2020.   -   Copyright  AP/Navalny Instagram
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Russian bailiffs have seized the assets of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, his spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Kyra Yarmysh said in a video that some of Navalny's bank accounts were frozen and that his apartment was seized on August 27 while the Russian opposition figure was in a coma in Berlin.

According to the spokeswoman, the seizure is linked to a lawsuit launched by a businessman close to the Kremlin.

Navalny was flown to Berlin on August 22, two days after being admitted to a Siberian hospital after falling ill on a flight.

German doctors and laboratories in France and Sweden have confirmed he was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent but Russian doctors refute that.

He woke up from his induced coma earlier this month and has since been discharged.