Friday, January 26, 2007

TEAPOT USED TO POISON ALEXANDER LITVINENKO FOUND AT MILLENNIUM HOTEL

LONDON--It appears that Scotland Yard is very near to closing this case. The teapot had been used several-times since November 1st of 2006, an embarrassing fact to investigators. Russia still maintains innocence and that she will not allow the extradition of any suspects, though she might if they're of no use to Putin. They might not have use for one Andrei Lugovoi, a Russian businessman with a past:

Mr Lugovoi, 41, a former bodyguard with the KGB, was one of several people interviewed by detectives from Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command in Moscow last month. The Yard is declining to comment on the case and details of the alleged evidence against Mr Lugovoi remain unclear. (Guardian, 01.26.2007)

The UK are claiming the right to try him, and it appears the Russians might be willing if the British government hands-over exiled oligarch, Boris Berezovsky. There seem to be hints that this one might be ending soon. None would be more surprised than I if this is worked-out amicably.

ABC: http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/01/it_was_in_the_t.html

The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/russia/article/0,,1999128,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=1