Browder: Navalny poisoning ordered by Kremlin

FILE – In this file photo taken on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who submitted endorsement papers necessary for his registration as a presidential candidate, center, heads to attend a meeting in the Russia’s Central Election commission in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Evgeny Feldman)

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UPDATED 1:00 PM PT – Thursday, August 20, 2020

Anti-corruption activist Bill Browder has claimed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned by the Kremlin for supporting protests in Belarus. On Thursday, Browder explained post-Soviet countries recently had an outbreak of anti-corruption protests, which have spanned from Belarus to central Russia and the Russia Far East.

“There is a motive, which is this whole Alexei Navalny being an opposition guy,” he said. “There is the timing of the Belarusian situation.”

Browder added Navalny has been the leader and symbol of these ongoing rallies. He has also suggested the Kremlin is scared and has ramped up political terror in Russia.

A medic speaks on the phone at a building of a hospital intensive care unit where Alexei Navalny is hospitalized in Omsk, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Sofiychuk)

“These types of revolutions jump borders. He’s looking at who’s the most likely person that would step in to rally the people in Russia, and that’s Alexei Navalny. The good news is that Navalny is young. He’s in his early 40s, he’s in very good physical shape, so he has the potential to recover.” – Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management

Leaders in France and Germany have urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to release all information on Navalny’s poisoning and reiterated they are ready to provide medical assistance.

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