Russian opposition figure detained by police in Moscow, activist says


Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., who was sickened twice in incidents he suspected were poisonings, was arrested in Moscow by police, another said Monday. opposition figure.

Ilya Yashin said on Twitter that Kara-Murza was arrested near his residence in Moscow on Monday. It was unclear whether he had been charged.

Kara-Murza has been hospitalized twice with symptoms of poisoning, in 2015 and 2017. Journalist and associate of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot and killed in 2015, and oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Kara-Murza almost died of kidney disease. failure on the first incident. He suspects he was poisoned but no cause has been determined.

He was taken to hospital with a similar sudden illness in 2017 and placed in a medically induced coma. His wife said doctors confirmed he had been poisoned.

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