MOSCOW (Reuters) – The apartment and accounts of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny were arrested in a lawsuit a week after his alleged poisoning, Navalny's spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said.
“On August 27, that is, a week after the poisoning of Navalny, the bailiffs announced a ban on registration actions on his share in the apartment in Maryino. This means that the apartment cannot be sold, donated or mortgaged. Alexey's accounts were also arrested at the same time,” she reported.
Navalny fell ill during a flight from Siberia to Moscow in late August, after which he fell into a coma. For a month he was in the Berlin clinic Charite, where he regained consciousness and his condition improved. On Wednesday, the politician was discharged from the clinic.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that Navalny, like any other Russian citizen, is free to return to the country at any time.
According to German authorities, Navalny could have been poisoned with a Novichok-type nerve agent. Moscow denies any involvement and says it wants to sort out what happened.
(Anton Zverev, text by Dmitry Antonov. Editor Gleb Stolyarov)