Navalny Possibly Being Slowly Poisoned By Pills, Says Associate

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is in failing health because of a new suspected poisoning, a spokeswoman said on April 12. "We believe he is slowly being administered low doses of poison" in pills he is given without identification, Anna Veduta, a Washington-based vice president of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, told AP. Navalny fell ill on April 7 when he was released from a punishment cell after a 15-day stay in which he lost about 8 kilograms, Veduta said. Navalny said on April 11 he was put back in a punishment cell for another 15 days. To read the original story by AP, click here.