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ABC News is reporting that the British Crown Prosecution Service is expected to announce imminently the indictment of Andrei Lugovoi, and possibly also Dimitri Kovtun, for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. The murder occurred through the delivery of a lethal dose of radioactive Polonium-210. Both Lugovoi and Kovtun are closely linked to the Russian Federal Security Service, and Lugovoi is said to have contacts reaching high into the Kremlin.
Reports ABC’s Brian Ross:
Investigators concluded, based on forensic evidence and intelligence reports, that the murder was a “state-sponsored” assassination orchestrated by Russian security services.
Lugovoi and Kovtun are thought to be in Russia. The Russian Government is not expected to agree to their extradition.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Ratio of money spent by Britons on prostitution to that spent on hairdressing:
A German scientist was testing an anti-stupidity pill.
A Twitter spokesperson conceded that a “Frat House”–themed office party “was in poor taste at best.”
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”