Murdered Litvinenko accused Putin of killing Politkovskaya (Video)
Last month, Alexander Litvinenko accused Vladimir Putin of personally ordering the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. (Video clip, Full panel discussion on the death of Politkovskaya). In the clip, Litvinenko states that he was a friend of Politkovskaya and that she sought his advice about her personal safety before her death. He says only Vladimir Putin himself could have authorized a hit on a journalist or dissident of her political stature. Litvinenko went to the police after Politkoskaya's death, a few days later, the police arrested him and seized all the relevant evidence from his home.
Litvinenko, a former colonel in the Federal Security Service (the successor to the KGB) was living as a political exile in Britain at the time of his death. He died of radiation poisoning. On his deathbed, he accused Putin of orchestrating his murder.