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ECHR says Russia responsible for Litvinenko death, awards $117,328 in compensation to widow

ECHR says Russia responsible for Litvinenko death, awards $117,328 in compensation to widow

Paris, Sep 21 (UNI/Sputnik) The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recognized Russia responsible for the 2006 death of Alexander Litvinenko, an ex-security service officer, accusing the authorities of failing to conduct an effective investigation, and awarded 100,000 euros (
117,328) in compensation for moral damage to his widow.
"Having reviewed all evidence before him, the Chairman considered that there existed a strong probability that when poisoning Mr Litvinenko, Mr Lugovoy and Mr Kovtun were acting under the direction of the Russian security service ... The [Russian] Government failed to provide any other satisfactory and convincing explanation of the events," the court ruling read.

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