UK refuses to hold public inquiry into Litvinenko poisoning




 
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UK refuses to hold public inquiry into Litvinenko poisoning
 
July 12th, 2013  
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UK refuses to hold public inquiry into Litvinenko poisoning
LONDON (Reuters) - A coroner said on Friday that the British government had turned down his request to hold a public inquiry into the murder of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006. Coroner Robert Owen made the request after declaring his own investigation was flawed because it could not examine whether Moscow was behind the killing. Litvinenko, 43, died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope in a plush London hotel, and from his deathbed he accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering his murder, a charge Russia has repeatedly denied. ...




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