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Spicer: State Dept 'Monitoring' Case of Poisoned Russian Activist

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By    |   Thursday, 09 Feb 2017 04:28 PM

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday the State Department was "monitoring" the case of an opposition activist to Russian President Vladimir who has been hospitalized in a case that police said was caused by poisoning.

"The State Department is aware of it, and we're monitoring it," Spicer told reporters in response to a question from Newsmax White House correspondent John Gizzi.

Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., a journalist and a close associate of murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, was hospitalized last week with a sudden illness that was reminiscent of a mysterious poisoning he suffered two years earlier when he nearly died from kidney failure.

His lawyer, Vadim Prokhorov, posted Tuesday on Facebook the police had confirmed the diagnosis as poisoning by an unidentified substance.

Kara-Murza's wife, Yevgenia, said Tuesday doctors had told her that her husband had been diagnosed with an "acute poisoning by an unidentified substance."

Prokhorov posted Wednesday his client had come out of medically induced coma — and "even started hanging out with my lovely wife on a daily basis.

"True, yet he can't talk, but deliberately talking, lifting an eye," he said.

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White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday the State Department was "monitoring" the case of an opposition activist to Russian President Vladimir who has been hospitalized in a case that police said was caused by poisoning.
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