Ekho Moskvy journalist suggests she was poisoned in Tbilisi


Irina Babloyan, an Ekho Moskvy journalist, suggests she was poisoned in Tbilisi. The Insider shares investigative documents on the poisoning of journalists who have fled Russia in the last year.

According to the Insider, Novaya Gazeta and Meduza writer Elena Kostyuchenko were poisoned in Munich in October, Ekho Moskvy journalist Irina Babloyan was poisoned a week later in Tbilisi, and Natalia Arno, the president of the Svobodnaya Foundation was poisoned with neurotoxic substance in  Russia.

Journalist Irina Babloyani arrived in Tbilisi from Moscow in October and stayed at the King Tamar Hotel. On October 25, she did not feel well, and the next morning she awoke with terrible weakness and disorientation, as well as burning in his arms and legs. Despite her symptoms, Irina did not cancel her trip to Yerevan.

"You lie down, but the fatigue persists as if you did not rest. I had the feeling, that my body no longer belonged to me," the journalist says.

Irina requested a thermometer from a Yerevan hotel, which did not have one. She couldn't sleep as she entered the room. According to the woman, she started experiencing abdominal pain and vomiting. In his mouth, he could taste the metal.

The Insider reports that, except for the last symptom, all of these symptoms were described similarly to Elena Kostyuchenko, with one exception: from that point on, redness appeared and disappeared on Irina's skin regularly.
Irina Babloyan did not consult a toxicologist because she did not believe she was being poisoned. At the time, Irina only tested for allergies, which came out negative. He had a toxicological test a few months after relocating to Berlin but received no findings.

According to the journalist, Shariate was informed at the clinic that the blood samples had been "lost," and police officers approached him and questioned him thoroughly about the case.

Irina recently submitted blood samples once more. However, as The Insider points out, it is nearly impossible to identify remnants of chemicals after such a lengthy period.