Kara-Murza leaves Russia in aftermath of second suspected poisoning

The coordinator of the opposition movement Open Russia, journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr. flew abroad to undergo rehabilitation, as stated by his defense lawyer, Vadim Prokhorov, in a statement to Interfax.

Prokhorov said that Kara-Murza was discharged from the hospital, though he was accompanied by a medic during the trip. The opposition politician traveled abroad with his wife.

Prokhorov also said that the investigation into the supposed poisoning of his client has not yet started. The claim about the attempted murder will be filed later, the defender said, adding "though we did not receive any answers concerning the previous one yet."

Kara-Murza, a known ally of the late Boris Nemtsov, was hospitalized on February 2. He was diagnosed with acute intoxication with an unidentified substance. The members of the Solidarnost political movement believe that he could have been poisoned again.

"The extraordinary circumstances of the incident with Vladimir Kara-Murza indicate that the politician could have been poisoned again, just as in 2015. In both cases, the symptoms and the course of the disease were completely identical," Solidarnost stated.

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