Ailing Russian opposition leader flown to Berlin hospital for treatment

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who collapsed during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow on Thursday, was flown to Germany on Saturday for, treatment at the Charite hospital. He fell into a coma after drinking what his supporters suspect was poisoned tea at the Tomsk airport before the flight. His plane made an emergency landing at Omsk where he was taken to hospital. There, the doctors insisted at first that he was too ill to be moved, but later said he was stable enough for the flight to Germany. He was accompanied by his wife Yulia.

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