– Britain Allowed Unqualified Judge to Decide Litvinenko Case. Now Inquiry Report Must Be Recalled:
Will Prime Minister David Cameron be able to find a way out of this mess?
Sir Robert Owen appears to have lacked the legal qualifications to chair the recently-concluded Inquiry in the Alexander Litvinenko death case. His report released on January 21 sparked international controversy when he concluded the murder was likely ordered by Vladimir Putin himself. Now Britain is faced with deciding what to do with Owen’s hopelessly flawed final Inquiry report. (See “Six reasons you can’t take the Litvinenko report seriously.”) Continue reading »
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– Britain had more motivation to kill Aleksandr Litvinenko than Russia, brother claims:
The brother of Aleksandr Litvinenko says the UK government had more motivation to kill him than Russia did, despite a British public inquiry which concluded that President Putin “probably” approved the assassination.
Maksim Litvinenko, Aleksandr’s younger brother who lives in Rimini, Italy, responded to the Thursday report by saying it was “ridiculous” to blame the Kremlin for the murder of his brother, stating that he believes British security services had more of a motive to carry out the assassination. Continue reading »
Tags: Alexander Litvinenko, Crime, Global News, Government, Politics, Polonium, Russia, U.K.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Of course, the British Secret Service are always whiter than white. (see Princess Diana, Jimmy Savile, Ted Heath, Gaddaffi, Saddam et al,)”
In a 2006 statement Walter Litvinenko told how his son was struggling to speak when he visited him in hospital but accused Vladimir Putin over his death
– Alexander Litvinenko’s father retracted ‘Putin poison’ claim, inquiry told (Independent, July 28, 2015):
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