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Late KGB spy's widow arrives at inquest

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 01:09

The widow of Alexander Litvinenko will give evidence for a second day at a public inquiry into the death of the former Russian agent. Mana Rabiee reports. Mana Rabiee reports.

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The widow of a Russian spy arrives at London's High Court. It's Marina Litvinenko's second day of giving evidence to a public inquiry into the mysterious death of her late husband, Alexander Litvinenko. He died in 2006 at age 43 after drinking tea laced with Polonium-two ten, a rare radioactive isotope. British police think he was poisoned by two other Russians -- now suspects in the case. The inquiry also heard that Litvinenko told British police before his death that he believed Russian President Vladmir Putin, who served as a KGB spy in East Germany, ordered his killing. It's a charge the Kremlin denies.. Marina told the inquiry her husband became disillusioned over what he said was corruption at the Russian spy agency. His family was granted asylum in the UK in 2001. Their British citizenship came just weeks before his death. The main suspects in the case deny involvement and Russia refuses to extradite them to face trial. The inquiry's open hearings run until late March and a report is due by the end of the year.

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Late KGB spy's widow arrives at inquest

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 01:09