20 Aug 2020 11:09

Navalny poisoned with unidentified psychodysleptic substance - source

MOSCOW/TOMSK. Aug 20 (Interfax) - Doctors have preliminary diagnosed Anti-Corruption Foundation founder Alexei Navalny with poisoning with an unidentified psychodysleptic substance, a source in the medical community told Interfax.

"The preliminary diagnosis is acute poisoning with an unidentified psychodysleptic substance (hallucinogenic substance)," the source said.

Navalny's press secretary Kira Yarmysh told Interfax that the opposition activist's family had not been formally notified of the diagnosis and the doctor said that test results were not ready yet.

Navalny is staying in the intensive care unit of Omsk Emergency Hospital No. 1. His condition is serious, and he is in a coma. His associates filed a statement with the police and the Russian Investigative Committee.