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Suspect In Litvinenko Case To Give News Conference

Lugovoi in late November 2006 (AFP) May 30, 2007 -- The key suspect in the murder of former Russian security officer Aleksandr Litvinenko is due to give a news conference May 31 in Moscow.

British prosecutors this month charged Andrei Lugovoi, a former Russian security agent turned businessman, with the murder.

He has promised to reveal sensational details about the case.

Lugovoi met with Litvinenko in London on November 1, 2006, the day he fell ill.

Litvinenko died three weeks later from radioactive poisoning in a London hospital.


Aleksandr Litvinenko: A Timeline

Aleksandr Litvinenko: A Timeline

CLOAK AND DAGGER: A timeline of a murder case that unraveled after Andrei Litvinenko, a former Russian security officer and vocal Kremlin critic, dies on November 23, 2006, of poisoning by radioactive isotope polonium-210.

In a deathbed letter, Litvinenko blames Russian President Vladimir Putin for his death -- a claim Putin condemns.

Investigators center on two meetings in London that Litvinenko had described -- one in which he met with two Russians for tea in London, and another in which he met with a third Russian at a sushi bar.

Six months later, British prosecutors announce they have enough evidence to charge a Russian citizen -- one of the men who had met with Litvinenko for tea -- with the murder ...more...

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