East StratCom disinformation claim:

The Alexander Litvinenko case was politicized and the investigation was non-transparent.

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Period/date: 25. November 2016

Debunk claim:

There is compelling evidence that the Russian state was behind Alexander Litvinenko’s assassination through poisoning with radioactive polonium on British soil https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/21/alexander-litvinenko-was-probably-murdered-on-personal-orders-of-putin. A British murder investigation pointed to a member of Russia’s Federal Protective Service as the prime suspect. A public enquiry concluded that Litvinenko’s murder was a Russian FSB operation, probably personally approved by President Putin. https://www.litvinenkoinquiry.org/files/Litvinenko-Inquiry-Report-web-version.pdf

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by East Stratcom Network in Disinformation Review issue 50. The item is located at row number 20 in the report.

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