A Moscow court has denied the opposition leader Alexei Navalni’s defense request to open a criminal investigation against the Russian authorities for his poisoning, for which, according to media reports, he is still being hospitalized in Germany. Status.
The court rejected the petition filed by Navalni’s defense, which argued that the alleged poisoning of Navalni, which was beginning to feel uncomfortable on a commercial flight in Siberia, had not been investigated with due diligence, i.e. the plane in which He was traveling and had to make an emergency landing to be taken to a Russian hospital.
Russian authorities deny that he was poisoned, and Germany, where he has been hospitalized since late August, claims he was poisoned with a Novichok family nerve agent.
The Russian authorities have refused to open a criminal investigation into what happened, arguing that there is no evidence that he was poisoned. The Kremlin said Thursday that several tests carried out by Russian doctors on Navalni did not reveal any toxic substances.