In the UK, was ruled a suicide death of an expert in radiation Matthew Puncher, took part in the investigation into the poisoning and death of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko in London. Earlier, the pathologists came to the conclusion that it was suicide, but they had doubts in the absence of signs of violent death, writes The Times.

The puncher was found dead in his own home in the UK in may this year. On the body of 46-year-old expert, there have been numerous wounds inflicted by two knives. Nevertheless the pathologist who studied the corpse of a Puncher, said that signs of violent death were found.

Initially, the doctors decided that the man had stabbed himself, but did not completely eliminate the possibility of murder. However, in November, after additional examinations, the British coroner confirmed the version of suicide as a major and has ruled out a possible murder of an expert in radiation.

However, as it became known publication, a few months before the death of the Puncher went to Russia. According to his wife, this trip “completely changed his mood.” The investigators noted that the Puncher was worried about a mistake he made while working under contract with the U.S. government.

On the eve of the day of the 10th anniversary since the death of poisoned in London with polonium Alexander Litvinenko, the attention of the British press attracted the investigation of the mysterious death by poisoning of another Russian, the 44-year-old businessman Alexander Perepilichny, who in November 2012 was helping Swiss prosecutors to investigate major fraud against the Russian officials of the investment firm Hermitage Capital, owned by British businessman William Browder.

Journalists , The Times wrote that the public inquiry will provide some evidence, as the Minister of internal Affairs of great Britain warned that their disclosure would threaten national security.

Former FSB Lieutenant Colonel Aleksandr Litvinenko sought political asylum in the UK after his statement about the preparation of the assassination of the oligarch Boris Berezovsky in 2000. In relation to Litvinenko, Russia had opened a criminal case under article “revealing state secrets” and “treason.”

Alexander Litvinenko together with historian Yury Felshtinsky wrote and published in 2002 the book “FSB blows up Russia,” which argued that the terrorist attacks in 1999 was organized with the aim of coming to power of Vladimir Putin (the book is included in the list of extremist materials). In addition, he was an active critic of the Russian President, claiming that he was engaged in various criminal activities.

On 1 November 2006 Alexander Litvinenko met with Andrei Lugovoi, a former security guard Boris Berezovsky and the Deputy of the state Duma and businessman Dmitry Kovtun. During the meeting, he was allegedly poisoned with polonium-210 (the presence of the substance in his body confirmed by scientists from the British health protection Agency).

Litvinenko died in London on 23 November 2006. In January 2016 a UK court came to the conclusion that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be involved in the murder.

After Litvinenko’s death his widow Marina Litvinenko, reminiscent of the radio “Freedom”, discovered the notebook in which the hand of Alexander was written: “When Lazarus rose from the dead, no one asked him questions. We must respect the silence of the dead”. When the Russian President was asked to comment on the death, Putin said, “the people who did it, not God, and Mr. Litvinenko is unfortunately not Lazarus”.



A British coroner ruled suicide the death of the expert. 25.11.2016

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