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Despite the obsure author's claims there is any doubt LITVINENKO was murdered or what poison was used.

http://en.wikipedia....tvinenko#Poison

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I would have agreed ,until I read :

But, Maxim didn't offer any facts to back up his story. So I wrote to the Coroner's office seeking clarification: "In a recent interview Maxim Litvinenko, brother of Alexander Litvinenko, suggests that polonium detected in Alexander's urine was a result of deliberate contamination of the urine bag below his bed. Does the Coroner's office have any information that would conflict with that allegation? I'd be grateful for your clarification. Thanks."

The reply?

"We do not have a comment on this. We are awaiting an inquest date."

Oh, another inquest? I followed up: "Thank you. When do you expect the inquest to take place? Who will be convening it?"

The answer?

"The coroner has appointed a legal team of solicitors and counsel. Further hearing dates will follow and properly interested persons and media will be notified in due course."

So Reid has been off the case since February 9, and they're still thinking about what to do next in this November 2006 case! Does this sound as fishy to you as it does to me? Are they trying to hide something?

In any event, the credibility of the Coroner's office seems to have been irreparably damaged regarding Litvinenko. How can the case ever be solved in a way that is believable?

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another inquest? now ????????? If true , then I start to wonder.

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The key part of that is “Maxim didn't offer any facts to back up his story.” And your source noticeably failed to provide a link to or any information about the supposed interview (station, date, interviewer etc.). IF that really is his current position it has changed:

The Moscow Times, 01/06/2007

Reuters Reuters Maxim Litvinenko ROME –– Alexander Litvinenko‘s brother on Thursday dismissed a denial by Andrei Lugovoi of involvement in the murder, saying Litvinenko himself had linked Lugovoi to the poisoning before dying.

Maxim Litvinenko also said he doubted there would ever be a trial for the murder as long as President Vladimir Putin remained in power.

He spoke hours after Lugovoi told reporters in Moscow that British intelligence and businessman Boris Berezovsky were far more likely suspects in Litvinenko‘s murder.

"[Lugovoi‘s] comments make me laugh," said Maxim Litvinenko, 24, who lives in Italy. "I don‘t know with what courage he can now even accuse the British government. It‘s absolutely absurd." He said Litvinenko was never completely certain who carried out his poisoning, but he said his brother had named Lugovoi, along with Dmitry Kovtun and Vyacheslav Sokolenko as the most likely suspects. Litvinenko met all three of them at London‘s Millennium Hotel on Nov. 1, the day he fell ill.

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/litvinenkos-brother-weighs-in/196604.html

http://www.pressmon.com/cgi-bin/press_view.cgi?id=695533

This would not be the first time Maxim Litvinenko has changed his tune about such matters:

Maxim Litvinenko remains in Senigallia. Even though he accused Talik of plotting to kill him back in October 2005, he now claims never to have heard of the FSB agent. "I know nothing. Who is Talik? I don't know what you are talking about," he said.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/jan/26/weekend.adrianlevy

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MI5 ordered to reveal links to murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko

http://www.dailymail...Litvinenko.html

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Taxpayers face a £4m bill for inquest into spy Alexander Litvinenko's London murder

http://www.standard....er-7876148.html

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Gee that MI 5 file been released ( ?) , well anyway tooooooo expensive to do inquest . (right ?)

Gee in MAY only 1 million pounds.

Fears that £1m cost of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko's death ...www.camdennewjournal.com/.../fears-£1m-cost-ex-kgb-agent-alexan...Cached

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May 17, 2012 – It is estimated the bill for the Litvinenko inquest on its own matches the cost of running the coroner's court for an entire year. Splitting the ...

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Litvinenko's widow still has not seen autopsy report, inquest waiting for a judge

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13.10.2011

Litvinenko inquest (letter published in The Daily Telegraph, 13 October 2011)

SIR – Peter Oborne (Comment, October 12) claims that an open inquest into Alexander Litvinenko’s death would embarrass the Russians and the Foreign Office. Just the opposite: we believe that an open hearing of this case is necessary to establish the truth, as we officially requested in the embassy’s note to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Proceedings behind closed doors, as may be the case at St Pancras coroner’s court, do not add to the impartiality of this investigation.

Konstantin Shlykov

Embassy of the Russian Federation

London W8

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We now know that there were traces of Polonium 210, a poison—the same radioactive isotope that killed former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko—in Arafat’s under garments.

http://www.roytov.com/articles/arafat.htm

and

http://www.roytov.com/articles/arafat2.htm

UN should authorise inquiry into Arafat’s death

By Linda S. Heard

Posted on July 11, 2012 by Linda S. Heard

The doubters—labelled conspiracy theorists due to their belief that the former Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, was murdered—may soon be vindicated. I was among their ranks. I thought it odd that doctors were seemingly unable to diagnose his complaint and what was even more odd was the initial silence of the French military hospital—where he breathed his last in 2004—regarding the cause of his demise, later attributed to a massive heart attack in a rambling medical report.

Stranger still, a sample of Arafat’s blood sent to a Tunisian lab for testing, while he was still alive, had gone missing. I was also struggling to fathom why neither Arafat’s wife, Suha Tawil, nor his closest lieutenants, including the current Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, had not created more of a stink when the word “poisoned” was permeating the air.

Arafat’s closest relatives and advisers were all convinced he had been poisoned. Suha’s refusal to allow French doctors to carry out a biopsy on her husband’s liver while he lived or an autopsy after his death was similarly mystifying.

The Palestinian leadership should have forcefully petitioned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to launch an investigation into Arafat’s suspicious death. Instead, it was accepted in a fairly low-key manner by the people he trusted most.

Perhaps because they had come to the conclusion that without this stubborn patriot, who always refused to concede the Palestinians’ just rights, the roadblocks to a Palestinian state would fall apart. If that was indeed the case, they were tragically misguided. Those who followed jumped like Kangaroo Joeys straight into America’s pocket where they discovered nothing but hot air before falling through a gaping hole to nowhere.

The mysterious circumstances surrounding his passing away were compounded by the timing. Arafat, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, had been shunned by the US and its allies after being labelled an obstacle to peace by former President George W. Bush.

The Israelis had turned his Ramallah compound into a virtual prison from which he was prevented from leaving even to attend religious festivities in occupied Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Moreover, Israel had bombed his headquarters where he lived—a simple, small room with little other than a single bed, a prayer mat, a table and a wardrobe for his signature uniforms. The man who was the most frequent visitor to the White House had been painted a terrorist and turned into a pariah by the Bush administration.

It is thanks to Al Jazeera that the truth has a chance of seeing the light of day. Due to the Qatari network’s team of incisive reporters, who uncovered classified documents and sent Arafat’s personal belongings and clothing to the Institute of Radiation Physics in Switzerland, we now know that there were traces of Polonium 210, a poison—the same radioactive isotope that killed former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko—in Arafat’s under garments.

Polonium is not a substance that is cooked-up by amateur assassins; it is only manufactured by governments. So it is reasonable to extrapolate that he was murdered by a country that wanted him out of the way. Israel has denied involvement, saying as long as he was confined to his headquarters in Ramallah he posed no threat.

Whichever government may have been instrumental in what looks like murder, there remains the question as to how one could have presumably ingested small amounts of Polonium, just enough to kill him over time as opposed to the larger dose that killed Litvinenko. Let’s face it, not too many Israelis or Americans would have had access to his food. Without wishing to jump to conclusions, if he was poisoned, it’s likely that someone within his inner circle had been turned.

‘We owe a debt’

Following Al Jazeera’s investigation, Arafat’s wife, now living in Malta, has demanded an autopsy on her late husband’s body, requiring its removal from the mausoleum—a demand supported by Hamas leader Esmail Haniyah. It’s unclear what prompted Suha’s change of heart or how she was persuaded to hand Arafat’s effects to Al Jazeera.

Notwithstanding potential embarrassment, the Palestinian National Authority has agreed, but the decision awaits the agreement of certain family members. The Grand Mufti of occupied Jerusalem says there’s no religious bar to the exhumation. Experts believe tests on Arafat’s bones would be conclusive, one way or the other, even eight years after his death.

Tunisia has called for an emergency Arab League summit and is asking for an international inquiry. “We owe a debt to that great man, who had such an influence on the Palestinian national cause,” said Tunisia’s foreign minister, Rafik Abdessalem.

I would second that call. Arafat had his faults, but he was a great man. Without his efforts the Palestinians would have become a forgotten, dispersed people, their suffering erased from newspaper headlines. If the UN can bless an inquiry into the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister, Rafiq Hariri, it should do the same for Arafat.

Either a special tribunal should be instituted or the evidence should be sent to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. However, that would require a UNSC referral. If matters reach that stage, it will be interesting to see whether the US will wield its power of veto. If so, we will be left to draw our own conclusions.

Linda S. Heard is a British specialist writer on Middle East affairs. She welcomes feedback and can be contacted by email at heardonthegrapevines@yahoo.co.uk.

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Arafat died November 11, 2004, on July 4 2012 it was announced “elevated amount of unsupported polonium-210” were supposedly found “in the belongings of Mr Arafat that contained stains of biological fluids” this was almost 7 years, 8 months after his death and another month after he fell ill. Since Po210 has a half-life of under 138.4 days at that point it would have degraded to less than one millionth of its mass at the time of his death and these items would contain only a small fraction of what he’d been exposed to. The lethal dose of Po210 is less than 1 microgram. Can these Swiss scientists really detect such miniscule amounts of the isotope? I doubt it.

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The Murder of Arafat had been Planned by Israel since 2002 by Uri Avnery

(republished 7/8/12)

Originally published on September 21, 2002 under the title

The Murder of Arafat

WHILE I am writing this, Yasser Arafat is still alive. But his life is hanging on a thread.

When we visited him the last time in his bombed-out Mukata’ah compound in Ramallah, I warned him that Sharon is determined to kill him.

Everybody acquainted with Sharon knows that he never lets go. When he does not achieve his aim the first time, he tries again, and again, and again, and again. Never, ever, does he give up.

Already in besieged Beirut, at the height of the Lebanon war, Sharon was trying to put his hands on him. Dozens of agents, mostly Phalanges members, were combing the western quarters in order to catch him. He evaded them, as he has evaded dozens of assassination attempts before and after, by Abu-Nidal (who was at least partly a Mossad hireling) and others.

Now Sharon believes that he can achieve his aim. He needs only Bush’s approval. Not necessarily a formal confirmation. A subtle hint will suffice. Half a word. A wink.

It will be easy to implement the decision. An incident can be put in motion: soldiers enter the office in order to capture "wanted" people, somebody opens fire, Arafat will be shot "by accident". Arafat may draw his pistol, soldiers will "have no alternative" but to return fire. A shell may hit the office "by mistake", Arafat will be buried under the rubble. After all, in war accidents happen. A lot of accidents.

Sharon never wanted to "deport" Arafat to Gaza or any other place in this world. He wants to deport him to the next world. Now this is possible.

Therefore, it is necessary to speak out bluntly and unequivocally:

MORALLY, THE murder of Arafat, the historical leader and elected president of the Palestinian people, is reprehensible. Like the murder of Rabin.

Legally, the murder of Arafat is a war crime.

Politically, it will be said about the murder of Arafat what a French statesman said about another political murder: "It is worse than a crime, it is a mistake!"

Arafat is the man who decided, 28 years ago, to start on the road to a settlement with Israel, in order to realize this way the national aspirations of the Palestinian people. At the time, that was an incredibly bold decision, and he took it long before Rabin and Peres even dreamed about Oslo. I know, because I was an eye-witness to the beginnings of the process.

Since then, Arafat has not changed by one iota the decision he took then: to seek conciliation with Israel within the framework of peace that will include an independent Palestinian state, return to the pre-1967 border with mutually agreed adjustments, Jerusalem capital of both states, withdrawal of the settlers, suitable security arrangements, a mutually agreed solution of the refugee problem.

On this basis, peace is possible even now. Immediately. But Sharon rejects is with both his fists. He wants a Greater Israel, the extension of the settlements, and, eventually, the elimination of the Palestinian presence west of the Jordan.

The assertion of Ehud Barak that Arafat has rejected his own peace plan is a blatant lie, that has caused a historical disaster. Barak’s "generous offers" were far from the sensible solution.

Now, as before, Arafat is the only person capable of signing a peace agreement and convince his people to accept and implement it. No other Palestinian leader capable of doing so is to be seen on the horizon. Leadership of the Palestinian people will not pass into the hands of the "moderates", who will look like collaborators and accomplices to the murder, but into the hands of the extremists, fanatics thirsting for revenge.

The murder of Arafat is the murder of all chances for peace.

That is a crime against the Israeli people. It will condemn us to making war for decades, perhaps for generations to come, perhaps forever. The moral, social and economic decline that we are experiencing now everywhere in Israel will drag Israel down to new depths and to the emigration of many.

The dead Arafat will become a legend of heroism to his people and a new Che Guevara to the world. His mistakes will be forgotten. For future generations of Palestinians, he will become a role model. Hundreds of millions of Arabs and Muslims, from Morocco to Indonesia, will compare their own leaders to the dead Arafat, and the comparison will be fatal.

In the eyes of these hundreds of millions, Israel and Jews will become a synonym of betrayal, killing and lying. The poisonous plant of anti-Semitism will bloom as never before. Already we are tasting a small sample of this

If this disaster happens, all the government will share the blame. Not one minister will be acquitted. Neither Ben-Eliezer, nor Peres, nor any of their colleagues. Nor the army officers who cooperated and even pushed the political leadership. Nor the members of the Knesset, whether belonging to the coalition or the opposition, who kept quite during the recent months. Nor the correspondents and commentators, who turned themselves into government and army spokesmen. Nor the professors and intellectuals, who saw and were silent. All of them will bear the responsibility.

This is the last minute to get up and shout: NO!

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U.S., France Pressure PA Not to Seek International Inquiry into Possible Arafat Murder

Richard Silverstein 7/13/12

http://uruknet.info/...&hd=&size=1&l=e

China’s Xinhua news agency reports that Palestinian officials told it that the PA has come under serious pressure from the U.S. and France not to seek an international tribunal to investigate the possible murder of Yasser Arafat:

The Palestinians’ efforts to launch an international probe into the 2004 death of ex-leader Yasser Arafat face serious obstacles, a Palestinian official said Tuesday. The obstacles stem from the opposition by some countries including the United States and France, the official said on condition of anonymity.

The United States has put pressure on the Palestinian leadership not to seek such an investigation because it can lead to some negative consequences on the Middle East peace process…

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The Assassination of Yasser Arafat had been Ordered by the Israeli Cabinet

http://globalresearc...xt=va&aid=31781

The assassination of Yasser Arafat had been on the drawing board since 1996 under "Operation Fields of Thorns". According to an October 2000 document "prepared by the security services, at the request of then Prime Minister Ehud Barak, stated that 'Arafat, the person, is a severe threat to the security of the state [of Israel] and the damage which will result from his disappearance is less than the damage caused by his existence'". (Tanya Reinhart, Evil Unleashed, Israel's move to destroy the Palestinian Authority is a calculated plan, long in the making, Global Research, December 2001. Details of the document were published in Ma'ariv, July 6, 2001.).

Arafat's assassination was ordered in 2003 by the Israeli cabinet. It was approved by the US which vetoed a United Nations Security Resolution condemning the 2003 Israeli Cabinet decision. Reacting to increased Palestinian attacks, in August 2003, Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz declared "all out war" on the militants whom he vowed "marked for death."

"In mid September, Israel's government passed a law to get rid of Arafat. Israel's cabinet for political security affairs declared it "a decision to remove Arafat as an obstacle to peace." Mofaz threatened; "we will choose the right way and the right time to kill Arafat." Palestinian Minister Saeb Erekat told CNN he thought Arafat was the next target. CNN asked Sharon spokesman Ra'anan Gissan if the vote meant expulsion of Arafat. Gissan clarified; "It doesn't mean that. The Cabinet has today resolved to remove this obstacle. The time, the method, the ways by which this will take place will be decided separately, and the security services will monitor the situation and make the recommendation about proper action." (See Trish Shuh, Road Map for a Decease Plan, www.mehrnews.com November 9 2005)

The assassination of Arafat was part of the 2001 Dagan Plan. In all likelihood, it was carried out by Israeli Intelligence. It was intended to destroy the Palestinian Authority, foment divisions within Fatah as well as between Fatah and Hamas. Mahmoud Abbas is a Palestinian quisling. He was installed as leader of Fatah, with the approval of Israel and the US, which finance the Palestinian Authority's paramilitary and security forces.

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To Read complete Article:

The Invasion of Gaza: "Operation Cast Lead", Part of a Broader Israeli Military-Intelligence Agenda

- by Michel Chossudovsky - 2009-01-04

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Evidence Indicates that Ariel Sharon Ordered the Assassination of Yasser Arafat

http://www.globalres...ext=va&aid=4309

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The articles Gaal cited are confused and contradictory

The Murder of Arafat had been Planned by Israel since 2002 by Uri Avnery

(republished 7/8/12)

Originally published on September 21, 2002 under the title

The Murder of Arafat

WHILE I am writing this, Yasser Arafat is still alive. But his life is hanging on a thread.

When we visited him the last time in his bombed-out Mukata’ah compound in Ramallah, I warned him that Sharon is determined to kill him.

Everybody acquainted with Sharon knows that he never lets go. When he does not achieve his aim the first time, he tries again, and again, and again, and again. Never, ever, does he give up.

This is largely if not entirely speculative, Hard to believe that it would have taken the Mossad over 2 years to kill Arafat when he was only 6 mikes or so from Jerusalem.

Arafat is the man who decided, 28 years ago, to start on the road to a settlement with Israel, in order to realize this way the national aspirations of the Palestinian people. At the time, that was an incredibly bold decision, and he took it long before Rabin and Peres even dreamed about Oslo. I know, because I was an eye-witness to the beginnings of the process.

Huuuh? I know of no other evidence Arafat "decided...to start on the road to a settlement with Israel" in the early-mid 1970's.

U.S., France Pressure PA Not to Seek International Inquiry into Possible Arafat Murder

Richard Silverstein 7/13/12

http://uruknet.info/...&hd=&size=1&l=e

China’s Xinhua news agency reports that Palestinian officials told it that the PA has come under serious pressure from the U.S. and France not to seek an international tribunal to investigate the possible murder of Yasser Arafat:

The Palestinians’ efforts to launch an international probe into the 2004 death of ex-leader Yasser Arafat face serious obstacles, a Palestinian official said Tuesday. The obstacles stem from the opposition by some countries including the United States and France, the official said on condition of anonymity.

The United States has put pressure on the Palestinian leadership not to seek such an investigation because it can lead to some negative consequences on the Middle East peace process…

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OK an anonymous source supposedly said something the official news agency of a totalitarian state hostile to Israel

The Assassination of Yasser Arafat had been Ordered by the Israeli Cabinet

http://globalresearc...xt=va&aid=31781

The assassination of Yasser Arafat had been on the drawing board since 1996 under "Operation Fields of Thorns". According to an October 2000 document "prepared by the security services, at the request of then Prime Minister Ehud Barak, stated that 'Arafat, the person, is a severe threat to the security of the state [of Israel] and the damage which will result from his disappearance is less than the damage caused by his existence'". (Tanya Reinhart, Evil Unleashed, Israel's move to destroy the Palestinian Authority is a calculated plan, long in the making, Global Research, December 2001. Details of the document were published in Ma'ariv, July 6, 2001.).

Reinhart also claimed this was reported in Ha'aretz but I found no trace of it on the Net or the newspaper's database, this echos a previous situation but it would be nice to check the supposed corroboration. She also failed to give the title of the article, which as a professor she should have known was expected.

Arafat's assassination was ordered in 2003 by the Israeli cabinet. It was approved by the US which vetoed a United Nations Security Resolution condemning the 2003 Israeli Cabinet decision. Reacting to increased Palestinian attacks, in August 2003, Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz declared "all out war" on the militants whom he vowed "marked for death."

Now if there was sufficient knowledge of an Israeli cabinet order to kill Arafat that it was the subject of a UNSC resolution discusion wouldn't be limited to obscure websites, the resorption was to expel not assassinate the PLO leader. So the author demostrates he is not honest.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/UN/usvetoes.html

"Evidence Indicates that Ariel Sharon Ordered the Assassination of Yasser Arafat

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According to this article Arafat "an undiagnosed illness that began developing in April", hard to believe it would have taken him 7 months to die from Po210 exposure

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Omnicom Press Author's Analysis Published in Russia's Largest Newspaper

Announcing the publication of a new analysis: Russia's largest newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda, has published an analysis by William Dunkerley, author of The Phony Litvinenko Murder. The analytical piece looks at The Magnitsky Act, now in the U.S. Congress, compares it with the Alexander Litvinenko case, and concludes that the American legislators have been duped by foreign agitators.

Dunkerley, author of The Phony Litvinenko Murder (Omnicom Press, 2011) has been presented in Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia's largest newspaper. It analyzes U.S. legislation now in Congress called the Magnitsky Act. According to Dunkerley, "there is reason to believe that the Magnitsky Act is part of an international effort to show Russia in an unfavorable light, and perhaps even delegitimize its leaders."

The Magnitsky Act ostensibly seeks to punish Russians who are alleged to be complicit in the untimely death of Russian citizen Sergey Magnitsky, a lawyer. It has been widely reported that the Obama administration believes the Congressional initiative is unnecessary. Dunkerley's analysis suggests that Congress members were duped into supporting an anti-Russia initiative of foreign agitators.

According to Dunkerley, this isn't the first time Congress has become involved in a foreign-based campaign against Russia. He reports that in 2007 Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduced legislation accusing the Russian government of murdering reputed former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko in London. Dunkerley's book, The Phony Litvinenko Murder, documents that the entire story about Litvinenko was a media fabrication, inspired by a wealthy arch-enemy of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Dunkerley's analysis appeared in Komsomolskaya Pravda's June 5 edition:

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13.10.2011

Litvinenko inquest (letter published in The Daily Telegraph, 13 October 2011)

SIR – Peter Oborne (Comment, October 12) claims that an open inquest into Alexander Litvinenko’s death would embarrass the Russians and the Foreign Office. Just the opposite: we believe that an open hearing of this case is necessary to establish the truth, as we officially requested in the embassy’s note to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Proceedings behind closed doors, as may be the case at St Pancras coroner’s court, do not add to the impartiality of this investigation.

Konstantin Shlykov

Embassy of the Russian Federation

London W8

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