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SCW NEWSWATCH: "Alexei Navalny Supporters Probe How the Russian Opposition Leader Was Poisoned; Team scoured his hotel room and found a water bottle they say has traces of Novichok, a nerve agent" - WSJ

"... [A]fter ... Navalny collapsed ... on a plane over Siberia with signs of poisoning, his supporters rushed to [his] hotel room ..... bagg[ing] everything they could find there in the hopes of solving the mystery .... Days later, German doctors ... treating ... Navalny, [opposition politician, activist and] critic of ... Putin , determined that ... [that Navalny] had been poisoned by [military-grade nerve agent] Novichok. ...  The Kremlin denies it played any role and has dismissed ... Navalny's illness as a metabolic disorder akin to a sudden surge in blood-sugar .... German ... [Novichok] findings ... [were confirmed by] labs in Sweden and France .... Novichok ... can only be produced at certain labs ... at a specific temperature .... 'The attack on ... Navalny could have only been committed by a powerful group in Kremlin or intelligence circles and with the blessing of ... Putin,' said Vladimir Uglev , who worked for 20 years developing the Novichok agent on Soviet orders to create a toxin 10 times more powerful than anything the Americans had. ... "

Navalny supporters indicate that one of the plastic bottles ... from his hotel room had traces of Novichok.

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Key Words: Russia, Navalny, Germany Putin, Russian Politics, Assassinations, Poison, Russian Security Services, Spies, Russian Police, Russian Opposition, Putin, Kremlin, Chemical Weapons, Nerve Agents, Novichok

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