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ATS: Yushchenko Poisoned According to Toxicologist

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posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 09:42 AM
According to toxicologist John Henry at Imperial College, London University Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine's opposition leader at the center of Ukraine's controversial election is possibly suffering from "Cloracne" a condition that can be brought on by exposure to chemicals such as dioxins.

A dramatic tranformation in Mr. Yushchenkos looks has been noticed in photographs since early August and late November when the election occured leading to suspicion of poisoning.
Yushchenko, the leader of the opposition, was hospitalized with a mystery illness in September and later claimed that he had been poisoned by the government. However, the Austrian doctors who treated him denied having found any evidence of this.

John Henry, a clinical toxicologist at St Mary's Hospital, London, and a consultant for Britain's National Poisons Information Service, points out that current photos of Yushchenko's face show a dramatic transformation compared with a few months ago.

He says that Yushchenko's disfiguring acne is almost certainly 'chloracne', a characteristic symptom of dioxin poisoning.

Before and after photographs of
Mr. Yushcenko from August 2nd
and November 19th of this year.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

In news accounts it is mentioned that Mr. Yushchenko's Austrian doctors have asked other experts in helping to figure out if his symptoms may have been caused by toxins found in biological weapons.

If any of these suspicians about poisoning prove themselves out then fuel will be added to the fire that is potentially brewing in the Ukraine and civil war will be one step closer.

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[edit on 25-11-2004 by Phoenix]

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 09:58 AM
Here are the symtoms of dioxin poisoning as listed at,
Symtoms of dioxin poisoning

Some of the other purported medical information related to this story,

He had a week of intensive treatment for acute pancreatitis as well as a viral skin disease and nerve paralysis on the left side of his face.

Clinic director Michael Zimpfer said doctors could not explain some of the symptoms, particularly his strong backaches. They could not rule out stress or a viral infection.

New Zealand Herald

[edit on 25-11-2004 by Phoenix]

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 10:01 AM

Thanks for reporting on this. I had not heard anything about this prior to your article, but had wondered what the heck was going wrong with him. Just last night, watching the reports about the election contraversy I thought - is that the same man?

Something really does seem to be systemically wrong and I hope they pursue this.

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 10:06 AM
You can get rid off the communist system, but you can't get rid of communists ways.

The good old "needle in the arm" to knock people out still goes on in former soviet states and dirty tricks still go on.

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 02:46 PM

You can get rid off the communist system, but you can't get rid of communists ways.

That applies to the so-called "democracies" too, not just the communists. You don't need to look far to discover who is using the tactic of kill, kill, kill, and kill some more, to install the political regimes they favor.

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 03:08 PM
Without an actual phyiscal examination and only a prepared press photo and an unprepared snapshot to compare, well, there really isn't much to say. Why hasn't Yuc had himself tested then anyway?

posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 04:20 AM

Doctors are now saying they are days away from identifying the substance used to poison Yushchenko,


The London Times reports physicians at Vienna's Rudolfinerhaus clinic are within days of identifying the substance that left Yushchenko's face disfigured with cysts and lesions, believing it was either a biological or chemical agent, or possibly a rare poison.

The Doctors are now sure suspicians that Yushchenko was poisoned are indeed true.

[edit on 8-12-2004 by Phoenix]

posted on Dec, 12 2004 @ 12:22 PM
Since I originally reported this story on November 25th the mainstream media has only recently begun reporting in earnest especially since this friday.

It only took-em three weeks to get on the ball

posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 08:47 PM
It is interesting the few times when something pops up in ats news articles and then slowly spreads to the 'main' news sites.


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