Alexei Navalny allowed to fly to Germany

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny is granted permission to fly to Germany for suspected poisoning treatment. The Putin critic fell into a coma after being taken ill on a plane. The doctors, in the Siberian city of Omsk, had earlier insisted he was too ill to be moved but, following pressure from his wife, Yulia, Mr Navalny was granted permission to fly abroad for treatment.

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Picture: An ambulance aircraft descends before landing in Omsk. Credit: Reuters/Vadim Nezdatny

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