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Legal News
19 May 2013
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] A senior judge for the Judiciary of England and Wales [official website] on Friday partially upheld [Reuters report] a request by British Foreign Secretary William Hague [official profile] to withhold certain information from the investigation into the 2006 death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko [JURIST news archive]. Litvinenko was … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jan 2009
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] Moscow's Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeals on Thursday declared void [Interfax report] most of the Russian government's tax claims against the British Council [official website], the British government's cultural relations arm, relating to the organization’s in-country operations in 2004-2006. The British Council filed suit last May seeking to void … [read more]


Legal News
18 Oct 2008
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] A Moscow arbitration court Friday overturned most of Russian government's tax claims against the British Council [official website], the British government's cultural relations arm, over the organization’s in-country operations in 2004-2006. The claims were made in late 2006 in the midst of strained relations between Russia and the United … [read more]


Legal News
7 Oct 2008
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] Russian authorities have asked Britain to extradite former Russneft [corporate website] oil company head Mikhail Gutseriyev, according to a Russian Ministry of the Interior [official website] spokesman Monday. Citing systematic government 'persecution' [BBC report], Gutseriyev resigned [RIA Novosti report] from Russneft in July 2007 amid Interior Ministry accusations of … [read more]


Legal News
9 Jul 2008
by Nick Fiske

[JURIST] A UK intelligence official said Tuesday that there are "very strong indications" that the Russian government was behind the murder of former KGB agent and British citizen Alexander Litvinenko [JURIST news archive; BBC timeline]. The official made the comments [BBC video clip] anonymously during a television interview with the … [read more]


Legal News
28 Aug 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Russia has not yet received any evidence from Britain with which to prosecute Andrei Lugovoy [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the primary suspect in the November 2006 murder of British citizen and former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the chief of the investigating committee … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Russian President Vladimir Putin [official website] Tuesday rebuked UK Ambassador to Russia Sir Tony Brenton's suggestion that Russian authorities should interpret the Russian constitution's prohibition on extraditing citizens in "light of the circumstances" [JURIST report], calling it an "insult for our nation and our people" and characterizing the UK's … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Russian Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Zvyagintsev on Monday criticized evidence provided by the United Kingdom to support the extradition of Andrei Lugovoy [JURIST news archive] for the poisoning-murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile; BBC timeline], saying that the materials gave no evidence that the UK conducted … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jul 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] Russia expelled four British diplomats [MFA press release] and suspended counter-terrorism cooperation with the UK Thursday in response to Monday's expulsion of four Russian diplomats [JURIST report] from the UK in protest over Russia's refusal to extradite Russian citizen Andrei Lugovoy [JURIST news archive] for the poisoning-murder of former … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The UK Prime Minister's Office [official website] on Wednesday formally rejected any possible proposal to try Andrei Lugovoy [JURIST news archive] for the poisoning-murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile; BBC timeline] in a foreign court or on foreign soil. Spokesperson for the prime minister, Michael Ellam, … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office [official website] announced the expulsion of four Russian diplomats [press release] and the immediate suspension of visa facilitation negotiations with Russia Monday, blaming "Russia's failure to cooperate to find a solution" in the two countries' differences over Britain's extradition request [JURIST report] for … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jul 2007
by Melissa Bancroft

[JURIST] The UK Foreign Office [official website] said Tuesday that Russia's refusal to extradite the primary suspect [JURIST report] in the murder of British citizen and former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile] was "unacceptable." Prime Minister Gordon Brown said his office was still considering how to respond to … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Russian officials with the Office of the Prosecutor-General [official website, in Russian] have formally denied a British extradition request [JURIST report] for Andrei Lugovoy [JURIST news archive] on the grounds that the Russian constitution forbids the extradition of its citizens [MFA statement] for alleged crimes committed abroad, Interfax reported … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jun 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) [official website, in Russian] Friday announced it is investigating allegations made by Russian businessman Andrei Lugovoy [JURIST news archive] that the deceased former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile; BBC timeline] and alleged coup plotter Boris Berezovsky [JURIST news archive] … [read more]


Legal News
30 May 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Russia's Office of the Prosecutor-General [official website, in Russian] Wednesday dismissed suggestions by a Russian lawmaker that Andrei Lugovoy [JURIST news archive], currently sought by Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CRS) [official website] for the poisoning murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile; BBC timeline], could be extradited … [read more]


Legal News
22 May 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The British Crown Prosecution Service (CRS) [official website] said Tuesday that there is sufficient evidence to charge [press release] Russian businessman Andrei Lugovoi with murder in the poisoning death of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile; BBC timeline]. British prosecutors are seeking Lugovoi's arrest and extradition, and … [read more]


Legal News
7 Dec 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Russia has opened a criminal investigation into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko [BBC timeline], the Russian Prosecutor General's office said Thursday. Litvinenko, who once worked for the Russian Security Federal Bureau, was poisoned in London on November 1, and passed away due to radiation poisoning [Reuters … [read more]

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