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Russia | The Guardian: Marina Litvinenko submits €3.5m ECHR claim against Russia

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Exclusive: widow seeks punitive damages for 2006 murder, and payment of lost income

The widow of Alexander Litvinenko has submitted a claim against Russia to the European court of human rights (ECHR), seeking €3.5m (£3.1m) in compensation for his murder by radiation poisoning in London.

Marina Litvinenko is requesting punitive damages and payment for accumulated lost income. A public inquiry concluded that her husband’s murder in 2006 was probably ordered by Vladimir Putin.

(November 15, 2003)  Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev

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