Feb 17

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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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Jan 24

The grave of murdered ex-KGB agent Aleksandr Litvinenko is seen at Highgate Cemetery in London, Britain, January 21, 2016

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 »

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Jul 28

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,)”


 Alexander Litvinenko was a former agent in the Russian FSB
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):

Walter Litvinenko, the father of the murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, spoke of his regret at blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for his son’s death, an inquiry has heard.

Mr Litvinenko died aged 43, almost three weeks after drinking tea laced with polonium-210 in a London hotel in November 2006.

That year, Mr Litvinenko senior told police that even though his son had struggled to speak on his deathbed, he had told him: “Daddy, Putin has poisoned me”.

“He said Putin was a man with a perverted mind, a very dangerous man. Daddy, be careful,” Mr Litvinenko senior said his son had warned. Continue reading »

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