The case of blogger Alexey Navalny is not considered a “special case” by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office of Germany, and the beginning of proceedings on it is not announced. This was announced on Wednesday, September 2, in a written response from the agency.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the department informs the public about its activities “after weighing all relevant aspects. In particular, press inquiries and personal rights of victims are taken into account, added in the message.
“The Federal Prosecutor’s Office regularly informs the public about its investigation procedures in case of arrests and indictments, as well as about large-scale search measures. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office does not disclose, except in special individual cases, whether an investigation was conducted against a certain person or whether it was related to a certain issue,” the letter said.
A day earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia requested from the German Ministry of Justice data on treatment in Berlin’s Navalny’s Charite clinic, as well as the results of tests for drugs, poisons, heavy metals and cholinesterase inhibitors.
Navalny felt bad during his flight Tomsk – Moscow on August 20. The plane took an emergency landing in Omsk. The blogger was taken to the emergency hospital № 1. According to the chief physician of this hospital Alexander Murakhovsky, the main diagnosis of the patient is a metabolic disorder. On August 22, Navalny was taken to the clinic “Charite” in Berlin for treatment.
The German clinic said that the data of Navalny’s clinical examination indicated intoxication with a substance from a group of cholinesterase inhibitors. The specific poisoning substance is still unknown, but its effect on the body is supposedly “proved several times”. The patient is treated with the antidote atropine.