Alexei Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from a Berlin hospital after more than a month's treatment for poisoning, with doctors now believing that a "complete recovery" from the nerve agent is possible, the facility said Wednesday.
Navalny spent 32 days in treatment in Berlin's Charite hospital, 24 of which were in intensive care, before doctors deemed his "condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care.”
As he was released Tuesday, the 44-year-old displayed his characteristic sarcastic sense of humor. In an Instagram post, he took swipe at Vladimir Putin, scoffing at reported comments by the Russian president suggesting he might have intentionally poisoned himself.
Navalny, Putin's most visible opponent, was flown to Germany two days after falling ill on Aug. 20 on a domestic flight in Russia.