Russian Opposition Leader May Have Been Poisoned

There are reports that Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is in a coma and on a ventilator after falling ill from suspected poisoning that his allies believe is linked to his political activity.

The 44-year-old foe of Russia's President Vladimir Putin felt unwell on a flight to Moscow and was taken to a hospital after the plane made an emergency landing, Navalny's spokeswoman said on Twitter.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the BBC's Sergei Goryashko in Moscow.

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