SO LUGUVOY IS WANTED?
Luguvoy worked for Berezovsky. Is it possible that Luguvoy is being framed? His defence is that his wife and children have tested positive for Polonium-210. Would he risk the lives of his children?
But by possibly framing an ex-employee of Berezovsky a bargain could be struck in which Great Britain gets Luguvoy, who may well be innocent and though accused may well be found innocent, while Russia gets Berezovsky.
And if Russia gets Berezovsky then there are some who would consider that a price of $10 million for the Polonium-210 would be a price worth paying to get the billions in assets back and see Berezovsky behind bars.
UK wants to try Russian for Litvinenko murder
· Diplomatic clash with Moscow expected
· Kremlin could ask for billionaire Berezovsky in return
Ian Cobain, Julian Borger and Luke Harding in Moscow
Friday January 26, 2007
The British government is preparing to demand the extradition of a Russian businessman to stand trial for the poisoning with polonium-210 of the former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko. Senior Whitehall officials have told the Guardian that a Scotland Yard file on the murder which is about to be passed to the Crown Prosecution Service alleges that there is sufficient evidence against Andrei Lugovoi for the CPS to decide whether he should face prosecution.
The government is already bracing itself for the cooling of relations with Moscow, which it believes will be an inevitable consequence of an extradition request. The request could be made as early as next month and government officials are convinced the Kremlin will demand, in return, the extradition of Boris Berezovsky, the Russian millionaire oligarch who was granted asylum in the UK.