Russian activist Lyubov Sobol, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, is under investigation for”threats” from an alleged broker in Russia’s spy service FSB, Navalny’s staff said Friday.
Police raided Sobol’s house in the early morning on Friday before shooting her in for questioning, Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund stated on Twitter.
By Navalny’s group, the police raid is connected to Sobol’s effort to see the house of FSB representative Konstantin Kudryavtsev. Navalny states Kudryavtsev took a part in the scheme to poison him with novichok in August.
The raid comes days following the broadcast of a telephone conversation where Navalny tricked the FSB officer into informing him how they had supposedly attempted to poison him.
Russia has denied any responsibility for Navalny’s poisoning, saying that no Novichok representative was discovered in his own body when he had been treated at Omsk.
Moscow has also stated that any accusations against them are a part of a broader Western effort.
Back in September, the German authorities said that there was”definitive evidence of a chemical nerve agent in the Novichok group” within Navalny’s body.