Monday, November 20, 2006

Former Russian Spy Poisoned. Why?

"It sounds like a macabre detail from a Cold War spy novel."

That's how the latest report from Radio Free Europe's story begins about the poisoning case of Aleksandr Litvinenko in London. Litvinenko, a former Russian spy but now an outspoken critic of the Putin regime, was recently poisoned with toxin thallium, an ingredient in rat poison that attacks the nervous system and lungs. And he and his friends think they know exactly who was behind the vile deed.

Read the story here.