FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “European court rules Russia was behind dissident Litvinenko killing • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.
The European Court of #HumanRights ruled on Tuesday that #Russia was responsible for the 2006 killing of ex-#KGB officer Alexander #Litvinenko who died an agonising death after he was poisoned in London with Polonium 210, a rare radioactive isotope. #Kremlin critic Litvinenko, 43, died weeks after drinking green tea laced with polonium-210 at London’s plush Millennium hotel in an attack Britain has long blamed on Moscow. FRANCE 24’s Felix Light tells us more.
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