Litvinenko case hearing to resume on April 30
LONDON, April 19 (RAPSI) - The next hearing over former security agent Alexander Litvinenko's death will take place on April 30 in London, a website devoted to the case reported on Friday.
"The new hearing to consider an anonymous testimony will take place on April 30 in the Royal Courts of Justice," according to the statement.
A coroner's investigation was formally opened after Litvinenko's death in 2006 and seeks to uncover the reason for and the circumstances surrounding his death, as opposed to punish the individuals responsible. It was resumed in late 2012 when it became clear that a criminal investigation would not open at all.
Litvinenko, 43, died on Nov. 23, 2006 shortly after obtaining British citizenship. Doctors announced that they found high levels of polonium-210 in his body.
The British authorities have accused former security agent Andrei Lugovoi, who is now a businessman and a lawmaker, of involvement in the murder. Lugovoi has dismissed the accusations as politically motivated.