Poisoned Navalny out of a coma, reacts to “verbal stimulus

The Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is out of a coma and reacts to “verbal stimuli”, says the German hospital where he is being treated.

Because his condition improved, he could be taken out of his artificial coma, says the Charitรฉ Hospital in Berlin.

Navalny was taken there after he fell ill on a flight in Russia last month and was admitted to a Russian hospital.

The German government reported last week to have “unequivocal proof” that Navalny has been poisoned with the nerve poison Novichok.