Putin Opposition Leader Says He May Have Been Poisoned

Russia's most prominent opposition figure says he may have been poisoned in jail. Alexei Navalny was taken to the hospital with a swollen face, rashes and eye problems.

In a statement on his blog, Navalny said he's never had allergies and thought he might have been poisoned. His doctor suggested he might have been exposed to "some toxic agent."

Host Robin Young speaks with the BBC's Sarah Rainsford (@sarahrainsford) in Moscow.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


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