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Coroner Says Berezovsky's Death Remains Unexplained

Elizaveta Berezovskaya returned to the inquest into the death of her father, Boris Berezovsky, on March 26.
A British coroner has said that former Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky's death remains unexplained.

Berezovsky, 67, was found in the bathroom of his ex-wife's home in southern England in March 2013, with a ligature around his neck.

Coroner Peter Bedford on March 27 recorded an "open," or inconclusive, verdict, saying it wasn't possible to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt whether the self-exiled Russian tycoon and opponent of President Vladimir Putin was killed or committed suicide.

Inquests are held in Britain to determine the facts in all cases of violent or unexplained death.

Berezovsky made his fortune during Russia's chaotic privatization of state assets in the early 1990s.

He later fell out with Putin and moved to Britain in 2001.

Berezovsky's daughter Elizaveta has told the court her father thought he might have been poisoned.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP