ECHR deems Russia responsible for murder of former FSB officer Litvinenko

The court also ordered Russia to pay more than 100,000 euros of compensation to Litvinenko’s widow

The European Court of Human Rights has found Russia responsible for the poisoning of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko. This was stated in the court decision.

The document states that Russia was responsible for Litvinenko’s poisoning with radioactive polonium in the UK in 2006.

The court ruled that Russia had not conducted an effective investigation into the case and had not prosecuted Russians Andrey Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun, whom British investigators had called the perpetrators.

In addition, the ECHR ordered Russia to pay more than €100,000 of compensation to Litvinenko’s wife, Maria Anna Carter aka Marina Anatolyevna Litvinenko.

Earlier, it was reported that the former employee of FSB Alexander Litvinenko died of poisoning by the radioactive substance polonium 210 in November 2006. According to Scotland Yard, polonium was mixed into tea by State Duma deputy Andrey Lugovoy (a former colleague of Litvinenko in FSB) and businessman Dmitry Kovtun, who in the past was a member of the Main Intelligence Directorate.

In January 2016, The Guardian reported that a London court had found Russian President Vladimir Putin “probably” involved in Litvinenko’s death. 

The suspects and Kremlin officials, in turn, deny involvement. Russia also refuses to extradite its citizens to court.

Alexander Litvinenko served as a lieutenant colonel of Soviet and Russian state security, from 1988 to 1999 he worked in the KGB (FSB). In 2000, he fled to the United Kingdom, where he was granted political asylum. In his book, Blowing Up Russia, Litvinenko accused the security services of involvement in the 1999 apartment bombings and other terrorist attacks aimed at bringing Vladimir Putin to power.

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3 comments

  • “The court also ordered Russia to pay more than 100,000 euros of compensation to Litvinenko’s widow”

    Pathetic to say the least from the ECHR, and even more pathetic the response from the UK. Russian money really is controlling the UK.

    Here is the not surprising response from the mafia state.

    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/09/21/kremlin-says-european-court-ruling-on-litvinenko-is-unfounded-a75101

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    • After 15 years, the ECHR, which mainly exists to help foreign murderers, rapists and thieves, comes up with this? Piss poor, but where are the global sanctions for this act of savagery which caused a decent man a slow and terrible death? Not forgetting the Irish piano player in the hotel who also ingested this shit and had his life ruined.
      I note that the Moscow Times, claiming to be ‘independent journalism’, is touting for cash from readers? It’s hardly that. It would not still exist were it not for the fact that it resolutely declines ever to criticise the nazi rodent.

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