Russian FSB hit squad poisoned Alexei Navalny, report saysDecember 14, 2020
Telecoms and travel data shows activist was shadowed on multiple trips before his poisoning in August, Bellingcat reports
An undercover hit squad working for Russia’s FSB spy agency poisoned the opposition activist Alexei Navalny in August, after shadowing him on multiple previous trips, the investigative website Bellingcat has claimed.
Citing “voluminous” telecoms and travel data, Bellingcat reported that the squad had secretly tracked Navalny since 2017. The operation apparently began after he announced plans to stand against Vladimir Putin in presidential elections.