German justice cannot begin its own investigation of the case related to the Russian blogger Alexey Navalny and also bring charges against anyone since the alleged poisoning did not occur on the territory of Germany. This is reported by the Suddeutsche Zeitung.
As a source in the investigative circles told the publication, Chancellor Angela Merkel, even before taking the first samples, turned to German lawyers with a question of whether Germany could start an investigation. The answer was no because Navalny arrived in Germany only for treatment.
On September 21, the blogger published a post on his Instagram, in which he talked about the first sensations after coming out of a coma. Navalny wrote that he could not speak and focus his vision and waited all the time for his wife Julia to come.
Alexey Navalny became ill on August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow, the plane was landed in Omsk. There he fell into a coma, a few days later from the Omsk hospital he was transported to the Berlin clinic Charite. European toxicologists said that substances from the Novichok group were found in Navalny's body. His tracks were found on a bottle from underwater, which his relatives took from the room of the Tomsk hotel.