MOSCOW, April 18 (RAPSI) – The Second Western District Military Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by Alexey Navalny against investigators’ refusal to open a case over the blogger’s hospitalization from a plane last summer, the court’s spokesperson Irina Zhirnova told RAPSI.
In March, the 235th Garrison Military Court on Monday dismissed Navalny’s appeal against the investigator’s actions as to the incident. A judge said that transport police had conducted check over Navalny’s hospitalization and refused to open a criminal case over this fact.
In late August 2020, investigators of the Siberian Federal District’ transport police started a pre-investigation check over hospitalization of Navalny in Omsk on August 20. As part of the probe, the police searched a hotel room where Navalny stayed and examined objects and sites on his route. Over 100 items which may be evidence were seized; video records were analyzed. More than 20 criminal examinations are conducted including medical forensic, biological and physical and chemical evaluations. By today, no potent or narcotic substances were found, the police statement reads.
On August 20, 2020, a plane departed from Tomsk to Moscow with Navalny onboard urgently landed in Omsk after the blogger became heartily sick. He was taken to a hospital in coma. Later, he was transported to Berlin. Russian medics said no poison was found in the blogger’s body.