Putin foe Navalny is ‘slowly poisoned by Vlad’ in painful assassination attempt as he loses 18 pounds in days and suffers seizures
VLADIMIR Putin’s enemy Alexei Navalny has suffered from mysterious stomach pains amid fears he is slowly being poisoned to death after losing 18 pounds in just days.
The Russian opposition leader is currently being held in a hellish prison some 250 kilometers north of Moscow, where it is claimed he is being silenced by the Kremlin.
After Navalny was sentenced to prison in February 2021, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that he should be released immediately because his life was in danger, but Russia rejected the decision.
However, new concerns have surfaced over a mysterious stomach condition that has caused the 46-year-old to have “seizures”.
It comes as he has been forced into solitary confinement again for the 13th time since August last year.
During his recent 15-day stay in the grim solitary cell, Navalny reportedly lost nearly 18 pounds, according to medical records.
His team fears he was poisoned in prison and is demanding toxicological and radiological tests.
Vadim Kobzev, his lawyer, said Navalny was in so much pain that an ambulance was called to his cell, but the doctor refused to treat him.
He said, “The medic told him it’s spring, everyone has acute symptoms.”
Kobzev claimed the onset of the seizures sparked fears prison authorities were attempting to assassinate the outspoken Putin critic.
He said: “They are slowly poisoning him so that he will gradually but steadily deteriorate.
“That might have sounded like paranoia if that was someone else, but not in relation to Navalny after he was poisoned with Novichok.
“We will push for toxicity testing and a radiological study.”
In 2020, a hit squad from Putin’s FSB secret police tried to kill Navalny by spiked his underwear with the chemical warfare agent Novichok.
In January, dozens of Russian doctors signed an open letter urging Putin to “stop abusing” Navalny.
They also called for a “full evaluation” and access to appropriate medical treatment.
He is currently serving more than 11 years in prison on “politically motivated” charges of fraud and contempt of court.
Kira Yarmysh, a Russian socialite and supporter of Navalny, expressed concern for the man’s well-being.
She said: “Nobody knows the cause of their abdominal pain.
“He’s never had that before.
“And that’s what makes us think that maybe he’s being poisoned all the time with small doses, so that he dies slowly and painfully, but with less of a stir.”