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Doctors offer contradictory information on condition of Russia's Navalny

A police vehicle is seen parked outside the City Clinical Emergency Hospital Number 1 where Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was admitted after suffering severe symptoms of what his spokeswoman called poisoning, in Omsk, Russia August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Medics on Thursday provided contradictory information about the health of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, saying his condition had stabilised, but that there was still a threat to his life.

His spokeswoman, Kira Yarmysh, said on Twitter he was in a serious but stable condition.

She had earlier said that he was in a coma in a Siberian hospital after drinking a cup of tea that she said she believed was laced with poison.

Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy, Anton Zverev and Maria Tsvetkova; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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