UK and Russia accused of conspiring to stop Litvinenko inquest

Irish Times
Tuesday 26th February, 2013

Scientists’ wake-up call – why lack of sleep is bad for your health Britain and Russia are conspiring to shut down the inquest into the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko to preserve crucial trade interests, a lawyer for his widow has claimed.British foreign secretary William Hague has moved to exclude sensitive details relating to the former KGB agent’s ties to MI6 from the inquiry on the grounds they could pose a ‘;risk of serious harm to the public’;, a pre-inquest review was told.But Ben Emmerson QC, representing Mr Litvinenko’s widow, Marina, said such claims should be …

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