On the day of the 10th anniversary since the death of poisoned by polonium Litvinenko has emerged the secrets of the poisoning of a witness in the case against Hermitage Capital
On the day of the 10th anniversary since the death of poisoned in London with polonium eks-the employee of FSB 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.
The Times argues 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.
“The Minister of internal Affairs of great Britain of amber Rudd signed the order not to provide the above mentioned documents the investigation, which should begin in March next year. She told the High court that disclosure of the data sources can create a “real risk” because they contain information relating to national security. The Minister of internal Affairs reported that can refrain from disclosing such evidence, as the details of the operations of the security services, the police and intelligence information about spyware and information about “external relations”, – translation of the article InoPressa.
Mr justice Cranston confirmed that the Minister of internal Affairs is entitled to a certificate of public interest immunity. The Minister’s decision means that none of the public and family members Perepilichny and its lawyers do not have the required access to classified material, do not provide access to many documents, says the publication.
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 at 21:21
(00:21 on November 24 Moscow time).
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”.
The first five years after the death of her husband, said the radio, Marina Litvinenko tried to stay in the shadows, and in 2011 decided to file a lawsuit for consideration of the case in court.
“I did what had to do the normal loving wife who lost her husband. A man was killed, and I have the right to know who killed him. If the sentence named Putin, not my fault,” she explains.
In early November the British Company Pictures announced the start of filming a small series about the case of Alexander Litvinenko, which will be based on the book by former Guardian correspondent in Moscow Luke Harding “a Very expensive poison.”