Kremlin critic Navalny says loses 80 percent of sight in eye after attack

Kremlin critic Navalny says loses 80 percent of sight in eye after attackBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Tuesday he had lost 80 percent of sight in his right eye after an assailant threw green liquid in his face last week, but could not get treatment abroad because of a travel ban. Navalny, who hopes to run for the presidency next year, organized the biggest anti-government protests in years in March, and has become the most prominent opposition challenger to President Vladimir Putin, who is widely expected to run for what would be a fourth presidential term in March 2018. A 40-year-old former lawyer who has made a name for himself inside Russia investigating the finances of top government officials, Navalny was jailed for 15 days for his part in the March protests.



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