Tag: William Hague

Marina Litvinenko Wins Suit Against British Government

February 18, 2014

Marina Litvinenko, the widow of former FSB spy-turned-MI6 spy Alexander Litvinenko, has won a court judgment overturning a decision by the British Home Office, which last year ruled that a public enquiry into the murder of her husband. The British government has serially repeated its reluctance to air the findings of its investigation into the […]

Radiation Poisoning, Elections and Corruption

June 5, 2013

Here’s a quick summary of today’s biggest news: -The intrigue surrounding former KGB official Alexander Litvinenko’s 2006 assassination by radiation poisoning continues with the coroner overseeing the investigation into Litvinenko’s murder calling for a public inquiry. The coroner is calling for a public inquiry in response to British Foreign Secretary William Hague demanding that the […]

A Public Inquiry into Litvinenko’s Death is Likely–And Necessary

May 23, 2013

LONDON — In a strongly-worded, statement, Alexander Litvinenko’s widow Marina accused the British coroner of allowing “the Russian government to shield behind a claim for secrecy made by William Hague with the backing of Prime Minister David Cameron.” Marina Litvinenko certainly has every reason to be angry at the pace of this inquest, at the […]

Litvinenko Inquest

May 20, 2013

[Veteran activist and Litvinenko friend Alex Goldfarb explains the next steps for Marina Litvinenko following the news that the UK government has hamstrung the inquest by requesting that crucial evidence remain classified. –Ed.] Today [May 17] Sir Robert Owen, the British coroner who is performing the inquest into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, in part […]

Luke Harding on the Collapse of the Litvinenko Inquest

Last week, the Guardian’s former Moscow correspondent Luke Harding reported on the near collapse of Britain’s long-awaited and long-bedeviled inquest into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the former FSB agent turned MI6 spy, who was brutally assassinated with a radioactive substance in London in 2006. The inquest has taken years to commence owing mainly to […]