LONDON, March 26 - RAPSI. An autopsy has established that the cause of death of self-exiled Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky was consistent with hanging, but no signs of violent death were found, police said on Tuesday
“The results of the post-mortem examination, carried out by a Home Office pathologist, have found the cause of death is consistent with hanging. The pathologist has found nothing to indicate a violent struggle,” a statement by the Thames Valley Police reads.
“Further tests will now be carried out, including toxicology and histology examinations, the results of which are likely to take several weeks.”
A Russian court has convicted Berezovsky of fraud, the embezzlement of AvtoVAZ, LOGOVaz and Aeroflot company funds, and money laundering. Berezovsky has been sentenced in absentia to 13 and 6 years in prison. Berezovsky moved to the UK in 2000. In 2003, the UK courts refused to extradite him to Russia at the request of the Prosecutor General's office, while the British government granted him a refugee status.
He died on Saturday at the age of 67.