The former director of the Siberian hospital where the Russian opposition Navalni was hospitalized disappears

Alexander Murajovski, the former director of the No. 1 emergency hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk, where the opposition Alexei Navalni was admitted in August 2020 after being poisoned, disappeared on Friday May 7 and remains, the general reported, unscathed Directorate of the Ministry of Interior of the Omsk Province.

After these events, Murajovsky was appointed Minister of Health of Omsk Province.

“On May 8th, 2021 the police received the report that Murakhovsky in the province (…) Omsk left a hunting field on a quad bike towards the forest on May 7th and its location is not yet known.” The police have said, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.

The former director of the Siberian hospital where the Russian opposition Navalni was hospitalized disappears
The former director of the Siberian hospital where the Russian opposition Navalni was hospitalized disappears

Volunteers, the police, agents of the Russian Guard (Rosguardia), rescuers from the ambulance service and residents of the region take part in the search for Murajovski. A helicopter and several drones were also mobilized for the operation.

Navalni was admitted to the Omsk No. 1 Emergency Hospital on August 20 after feeling sick on a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. Given the symptoms that were compatible with poisoning, doctors induced a coma and treated him with atropine, a drug that is often used as an antidote to nerve agents.

However, Murakhovsky later publicly announced that Navalni had been diagnosed with a metabolic disorder. The opponent’s wife, Julia, demanded that Navalni be transferred abroad.

Murakhovsky first said that the enemy’s condition made his transport impossible, but later he approved Navalni’s rendition, and on August 22 he was admitted to the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, where he was diagnosed with poisoning. Navalni’s environment and the enemy himself blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for what happened.

However, Moscow assures that no evidence of his alleged poisoning was found during Navalni’s treatment in Omsk and has requested reports from the foreign media that treated him.

Navalni is currently in jail. He was arrested on January 18 when he arrived at Moscow Airport for having broken parole after spending months in Germany. Moscow rejects the opposition’s allegations against Putin.

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