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    Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian security officer who has died in a London hospital after apparently being poisoned, was a fierce critic of Russia's government.
    Born in the Russian city of Voronezh, Mr Litvinenko first became a security agent in the FSB's predecessor, the Soviet-era KGB, after transferring from the military. He rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

    He is reported to have fallen out with Russian President Vladimir Putin, then head of the FSB, in the late 1990s, after failing to crack down on corruption within the organisation.

    The nature of his job, as a specialist in fighting organised crime, meant he would certainly have made enemies.

    Murder investigation

    Intelligence analyst Glenmore Trenear Harvey said of his friend: "He headed up one of the internal investigations branches that was looking into the corruption and coercion that was going on within the Russian intelligence service so he made a lot of enemies way back then."

    Mr Harvey points to links between renegade former KGB officers and the Russian mafia.

    Mr Litvinenko is thought to have been close to journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was shot dead last month in Moscow, and said recently he was investigating her murder.

    She was another opponent of the Kremlin, and particularly the war in Chechnya.

    Mr Harvey said Ms Politkovskaya was carrying out investigations into corruption and it was likely Mr Litvinenko would have been privy to those inquiries.

    I believe Russia will rise again and that I will manage to return again to the motherland and Moscow

    Alexander Litvinenko

    It was after being handed documents relating to the murder of Ms Politkovskaya that he was taken ill more than three weeks ago, he said.

    Mr Litvinenko wrote a book in which he alleged Federal Security Service (FSB) agents in Russia coordinated the 1999 apartment block bombings in the country that killed more than 300 people.

    The Russian government has always maintained the blasts were the work of Chechen separatists.

  • #2
    Where in the article does it say he's a Muslim? Being a Chechen sympathiser does not mean he's Muslim.

    Teach me not what i already know, teach me what i need to know,,,,


    • #3
      Hi D-V

      He also denounced the war in Chechnya as a crime, called for Russian troops to be withdrawn, and said compensation should be paid to Chechens.

      One of his friends - and one of a number of Russian exiles now settled in Britain - is Akhmed Zakayev, a former Chechen commander living under asylum in London.

      The two men lived on the same street in London, it has been reported.

      In the past, Russia has asked Britain to stop exiles such as Mr Berezovsky and Mr Zakayev making what it calls "slanderous statements" about the Russian regime.

      Russia has repeatedly sought their extradition.

      Beside that ,the most of arab web sites mentioned this matter?

      Best Regards


      • #4
        So? There have been several non-Muslims who opposed the war in Iraq for example. I'm one of them. Does that make me and the others a Muslim? Oh but wait, maybe in a few hundred years. Perhaps Muslims will mention my name and those who opposed the war as 'honourary Muslims'. Let your decendants know that i do not wish to be honoured as an 'honourary Muslim'.

        Thank you.

        Teach me not what i already know, teach me what i need to know,,,,


        • #5
          Getting to the truth about Litvinenko

          "The poisoners of Alexander Litvinenko made one major blunder when they used radioactive polonium to kill the former Russian intelligence agent. They chose to carry out their crime in London, the one city in the world with the doctors and medical infrastructure to reveal the cause of his death".

          How UK scientists solved Alexander Litvinenko riddle | World news | The Guardian