Saturday, November 11, 2006

Litvinenko Poisoned

Alexander Litvinenko, the former FSB intelligence officer who defected to Britain and has worked as a defender of human rights in Russia, has been poisoned after meeting in London with an Italian citizen who had promised to pass on information relating to the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, reports.

Sources say that “for several days he hung between life and death”, and is still in a serious condition.

Interviewed by the radio station Ekho Moskvy, Litvinenko says he will hand over information about Politkovskaya’s murderers to the Novaya Gazeta newspaper as soon as he is released from the hospital in London where he is at present (

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