Murdered ex Russian spy had dossier on Russian oil company.
27/11/2006

The Sunday Times says a dossier drawn up by Litvinenko on the Yukos oil company will be given to Scotland Yard, which is investigating his death by radiation poisoning. Litvinenko had gone to Israel earlier this fall to hand over evidence to a Russian billionaire of how agents working for President Vladimir Putin allegedly dealt with his enemies running Yukos, the Times reported. He passed this information to Leonid Nevzlin, the former second-in-command of Yukos, who fled to Tel Aviv, Israel, in fear for his life after the Kremlin seized and then sold off the $40 billion company. Nevzlin told The Times that it was his "duty” to pass on the file. "Alexander had information on crimes committed with the Russian Government’s direct participation,” he said. "He only recently gave me and my attorneys documents that shed light on the most significant aspects of the Yukos affair.” Investigators told the Times that Mr Litvinenko had apparently uncovered "startling” new material about the Yukos affair and what happened to those opposing the forced break-up of the company. Litvinenko died last Thursday from poisoning by the radioactive element polonium-210. In a dramatic statement dictated from his hospital bed and read outside the hospital after his death, Litvinenko accused the "barbaric and ruthless" Putin of ordering his poisoning. The poisoned spy's last defiant words were:"The bastards got me. But they won't get everybody." He told his friend, Andrei Nekrasov: "This (the poisoning) is what it takes to prove one has been telling the truth." Litvinenko, a former lieutenant colonel in the Russian secret service, claimed he was poisoned by his former colleagues. He had been investigating the death of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, another opponent of the Kremlin who was recently murdered.

 
 
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