European justice determines that Russia is responsible of the murder of Russian dissident Litvinenko

The European Court of Human Rights (TEDH) considered this Tuesday that Russia is "responsible" of the assassination of the former spy and opponent Alexander L

European justice determines that Russia is responsible of the murder of Russian dissident Litvinenko

The European Court of Human Rights (TEDH) considered this Tuesday that Russia is "responsible" of the assassination of the former spy and opponent Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned with Polonio-210 in 2006 in the United Kingdom, informs AFP.

The European Court ensures that, "beyond all reasonable doubt," the Russians Andrei Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun carried out the murder and there are "strong indications" that they acted on behalf of the Russian authorities.

The magistrates considered that "the murder of Litvinenko was attributable to Russia" and that Moscow did not provide an alternative "satisfactory" explanation or refuted the conclusions of public research in the United Kingdom.

The court declared Russia guilty of violating Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees the right to life, and Article 38, which obliges the Member States of the TEDH to facilitate all documents necessary to examine a case.

The Court of Strasbourg (northeast of France) thus condemned Russia to pay 100,000 euros to the widow of Litvinenko for moral damage.

The Russian Judge of the TED, on the other hand, issued a particular vote regarding the violation of the right to life.

Opposition to Kremlin and exiled in the United Kingdom, Litvinenko died on November 23, 2006 poisoned with Polonio 210, a highly toxic radioactive substance. When he agonized, he accused Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin reacted saying that it does not recognize the decision of the European Court of Human Rights. "It is unlikely that TED has skills or technical skills to have information about this case, we are not willing to pay attention to that type of decisions," said Russian presidency spokesman Dimitri Peskov, according to Xavier Collasts. Kremlin has always been on the side of this main assisting murder. In 2015 the president, Vladimir Putin, decorated Lugovoy for his "services to the homeland" as a parliamentarian. Andrei Lugovoi managed to be a deputy in the Duma, the low chamber of the Russian Parliament, which he arrived in the lists of the Ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky in 2007. He once he has even said that he would like to compete for the Kremlin. But Lugovoy is on several lists of sanctions. "If he takes a step out of Russia, he will be arrested, we want it," he warned British ambassador in Moscow, Tony Brenton, in 2007.Imual that Putin, Lougovy comes from the KGB. In 1987, he joined the ninth directory of this agency, who provided security to senior state charges. He was commander in the training company of the Kremlin Regiment. In 1991, he was transferred to the Federal Protection Service of Russia. It was then when he could peek through the hallways of power. During this time it provided security to Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar, the Chief of the Presidential Administration Serguei Filatov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of then Andrey Kozyv. He knows that Lugovoy visited London at least three times in the month before the death of Litvinenko, And he met with him four times. The last was the day he fell ill, on November 1. During the investigation, traces of polonium-210 were found in the three hotels where Lugovoy stayed after flying to London, on October 16. Also in restaurants where he was and aboard two aircraft in which he had traveled. He was even treated back in a Moscow hospital for alleged radiation poisoning, but refused to clarify if he had been contaminated with Polonio-210.

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 15:40

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