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Uncertain fate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny mirrors that of many others who oppose President Putin

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was allegedly poisoned.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON - European leaders are rushing to offer medical help to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is currently in a coma fighting for his life in a provincial hospital in the remote Russian city of Omsk, after being allegedly poisoned.

"We are obviously ready to give Navalny and his loved ones all the assistance they need in terms of health, asylum, protection", French President Emmanuel Macron said.

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