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World in Brief / RUSSIA

Poisoning suspect will run for office

September 17, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

The chief suspect in the radiation poisoning death of a former KGB agent said he would run for parliament on the ticket of an ultranationalist party.

Andrei Lugovoy, another former KGB officer, met with Alexander Litvinenko at a London hotel bar on Nov. 1 hours before Litvinenko fell ill. Lugovoy told state-run television that he would run on the Liberal Democratic Party ticket in December's parliamentary elections.

Litvinenko died Nov. 23 in a London hospital after ingesting radioactive polonium-210. Britain has identified Lugovoy as the main suspect in the death and has demanded his extradition. Russia rejected the demand.

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