Exclusive: Murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko gave MI6 secret briefings about key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin – Home News – UK – The Independent

Alexander Litvinenko

Alexander Litvinenko (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Sir Robert Owen, the coroner investigating Mr Litvinenko’s death, was due to publish some secret government documents which may have shed further light on the spy’s links to MI6 and Russia’s alleged role in his death. But he was overruled in the High Court on Wednesday after Foreign Secretary William Hague successfully won a judicial review of Sir Robert’s decision. Mr Justice Goldring concluded that publishing the documents could cause a “risk of significant damage to national security” and outweighed the need for a “full and proper” inquest.The coroner is due to respond to the ruling later today. But the official restrictions on certain information relating to Mr Litvinenko have not prevented the late spy’s friend Yuri Felshtinsky revealing making more embarrassing claims.

 

via Exclusive: Murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko gave MI6 secret briefings about key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin – Home News – UK – The Independent.

 

 

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