Poisoned Russian activist Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital

(Update 1: Adds Navalny quotes, information throughout)

Berlin/Moscow, Sep 23 (efe-epa).- Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the Berlin hospital where he was being treated for Novichok poisoning.

Nalvany was first admitted to the Charité hospital 32 days ago and spent 16 days in an induced coma following his transfer from Russia after he collapsed into unconsciousness on a plane journey in Siberia.

His medical team at Charité University Hospital in the German capital announced on Wednesday that he was released the previous day and could make a full recovery.

“Alexei Navalny, who had been receiving treatment at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin since August 22, 2020, was yesterday discharged from inpatient care,” the hospital said in a statement.

“The patient’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care.

“Alexei Navalny had been receiving treatment at Charité for a total of 32 days, of which 24 days were spent in intensive care.”

It added: “Based on the patient’s progress and current condition, the treating physicians believe that complete recovery is possible.

“However, it remains too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning.”

Steffen Seibert, the spokesman for the German government, spoke of his “relief” that Navalny was able to leave the hospital. The transfer of Russian opposition politician from Siberia to Berlin was organized by the NGO Cinema for Peace and authorized by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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