Russia’s Alexei Navalny out of coma

Alexei Navalny, poisoned Russian opposition leader, has reportedly improved and said to be out of the induced coma, according to information from doctors at the German hospital on Monday.

Navalny, was flown to Germany last month after falling ill on August 20 on a domestic flight in Russia. A fierce critic of the Russian president Vladimir Putin, tests, according to German experts show that he was poisoned with a nerve agent.

Berlin’s Charite hospital in a statement said Navalny has been removed from his medically induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation. Although he is responding to vital stimuli, they informed it is too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning