No poisoning substances in Navalny’s body – doctor

No toxic substances have been found in the body of opposition politician Alexei Navalny. On July 28, Navalny, who was serving his term in the detention centre, was taken to hospital due to a ‘severe allergic reaction’.

The samples were examined in the chemical and toxicological lab of Sklifosovsky First Aid Research Institute, news agency Interfax reports.

According to the results of the tests, the substances causing poisoning have not been detected,” chief doctor Alexei Tokarev said.

As reported earlier, Navalny who claimed that any allergies had never ailed him before got a swollen, reddened and rash-covered face in the detention centre. Later, he was diagnosed with contact dermatitis.

However, physician Anastasia Vasilyeva, who earlier treated Navalny, said that their team could not rule out that it was toxic damage to the skin and mucous membranes caused by an unknown chemical substance.

On July 24, the riot police arrested Alexei Navalny over his call on Muscovites to take part in the unauthorised rally on July, 27. The politician will have to spend 30 days in jail.

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