UK renews call for extradition of Litvinenko poisoning death suspect Gabriel Haboubi at 4:02 PM ET
[JURIST] UK Attorney General Lord Goldsmith [official profile] Friday rejected a Russian offer to try the suspected murderer of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko [BBC profile; BBC timeline; JURIST news archive] in its own courts, calling for Andrei Lugovoy's extradition to the United Kingdom. The Russian government has refused to turn Lugovoy over to the UK, saying that the Russian constitution forbids it, but Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika said he will try Lugovoy in Russian courts if presented with ample evidence of guilt. Goldsmith said that the murder of a UK citizen on UK soil should be tried where the evidence is.
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