On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia was responsible for the murder of dissident Alexander Litvinenko. The ex-spy was poisoned with polonium-210 in the UK in 2006.
According to the European Court of Human Rights, there is a “strong suspicion” that the perpetrators of the poisoning “acted as agents of the Russian state”. She also stressed that Moscow could not offer “any satisfactory alternative explanation” for his death and that it would not accept the findings of the investigation committee. British research To refute the murder of Litvinenko.
Finally, European judges point out that the Russian authorities did not conduct an effective internal investigation, which would have made it possible to identify and convict those responsible for the murder.
Based on these findings, Russia was found guilty of violations of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees the right to life. Russia is also guilty of violating Article 38, which states that states are obligated to provide all documents that enable the European Court of Human Rights to investigate the case. Russia must pay Litvinenko’s widow 100,000 euros in compensation.
Litvinenko was a former KGB agent. He has lived in exile in Britain since 2001 after discovering corruption and alleged links between them Russian intelligence and organized crime denounced.
He died on November 23, 2006 in London from radioactive polonium-210 poisoning. On his deathbed, he pointed the finger at President Vladimir Putin. In a 2016 investigative report, British authorities named Dmitry Kovtun and Andrei Lugovoi as perpetrators, but Russia has always refused to extradite them.
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