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  • Plane Carrying Comatose Russian Dissident Lands in Germany

    08/22/2020 1:32:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KOB4 ^ | Saturday, Aug.22, 2020
    A plane carrying Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is in a coma after a suspected poisoning, touched down early Saturday in Berlin, where he will be treated in the German capital's main hospital. Navalny's spokeswoman and a representative of the NGO that arranged the flight confirmed that the plane had landed. "Navalny is in Berlin," Jaka Bizilj, of the German organization Cinema For Peace, told The Associated Press. Navalny, a 44-year-old politician and corruption investigator who is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, was admitted to an intensive care unit in the Siberian city of Omsk on Thursday....
  • FLASH: Bukovsky on Hunger Strike

    04/30/2016 9:59:35 AM PDT · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Diana West ^ | Diana West
    <p>The Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky has been on hunger strike at his home in Cambridge for more than a week in protest at what he calls the “Kafkaesque” British judicial system.</p> <p>Bukovsky was charged last year with child pornography offences. He strenuously denies the allegations. In August he took the unusual step of suing the Crown Prosecution Service for libel: he is seeking £100,000 in damages and claims the CPS has “falsely and maliciously” hurt his reputation.</p>