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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 08:39 AM
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47. Man detained over spy poisoning,20867,2086...

Man detained over spy poisoning
Correspondents in London
December 04, 2006
BRITAIN'S domestic security service MI5 has detained a man thought to have significant information about the apparent radiation death of Alexander Litvinenko, newspaper reports said yesterday.
The reports quoted an unnamed senior government source saying the man was taken into custody in east central England last week.

"MI5 don't arrest people," an unidentified security source said. "When people are detained by the security services it is because they have come forward to us to give us information."

There was no immediate word from the British authorities on the report.

It is thought the former Russian spy might have been killed in London after a deal that went wrong with associates involved in the ruthless world of Russian business.

According to security sources, investigators are looking at the former spy's dealings with Russian businessmen involved in the lucrative energy sector and the shadowy world of private security. "We are looking at a very long list of Litvinenko's friends and foes since he has been in London," one source said.

The list includes exotic figures ranging from billionaire businessmen, former Kremlin spies and KGB agents to underworld bosses.
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