World’s top chemical weapons watchdog traced hints of nerve agents in Alexei Navalny’s blood sample

On Tuesday, planet’s leading chemical weapons watchdog said that it traced hints of nerve agents in blood & urine samples taken from 44-year-old Russian opposition politician, jurist and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny who fell sick on a plane in August.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in an announcement that the samples were marked by “similar structural characteristics” to the poison Novichok family of agents, and that the discovery amounted to “a matter of grave concern.”

OPCW’s report reinforced the diagnosis of Berlin’s Charité hospital, which treated Navalny & said he was poisoned.

In the face of a growing mountain of evidence, Russia has attempted to raise doubts that Navalny was poisoned.