The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia was guilty of the 2006 murder of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko in London. About it it says in the judgment in the case of Marina Litvinenko’s widow against Russia.
Litvinenko’s widow appealed to the ECHR in November 2020, she demanded compensation from Russia in the amount of 3.5 million euros. The court ordered to pay her 100 thousand euros, as well as pay legal costs for 22.5 thousand euros.
The ECHR considered that Russia violated the second article of the European Convention on Human Rights – the right to life. ECHR judge from Russia Dmitry Dedov did not agree with the opinion of the majority of judges and stated in his dissenting opinion that he had found many flaws in the British investigation.
We will remind, the former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko died in London on November 23, 2006. British authorities say he was poisoned with the radioactive chemical polonium-210. According to London, the murder was committed by a former employee of the Russian special services Andrei Lugovoy and businessman Dmitry Kovtun. The defendants in the case and the Kremlin deny this.