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The Independent: Sushi bar identified as key link in poisoning (1 December 2006)
Detectives have discovered when the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko came into contact with the radioactive material that was to kill him.

After retracing the route taken by Mr Litvinenko on the day he fell ill, anti-terrorist officers believe the ex-KGB agent was poisoned in or very close to the sushi bar in central London that he visited to meet an Italian contact on 1 November.

Detailed forensic analysis, including radiation testing, of the places Mr Litvinenko visited in the hours before he went to Itsu in Piccadilly have found no trace of radioactivity. This strongly suggests he was poisoned while in the restaurant, where traces of nuclear material were found.



Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 1st, 2006 at 10:18:44 AM EST
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Telegraph.co.uk: Scaramella tests positive for polonium (01/12/2006)
Mario Scaramella, the Italian academic who met the poisoned ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko on the day he fell ill, has tested positive for polonium 210, according to reports.

"Significant" amounts of the rare radioactive element have been detected in his urine, it was disclosed today.

Mr Scaramella, who met Mr Litvinenko at the Itsu sushi bar in Piccadilly, returned to London from Italy to undergo medical checks and to assist the police investigation.

It seems that the assurances that he had tested negative a couple of days ago were Scaramella's own say-so, not any tests. Crap journalism once more.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 1st, 2006 at 10:24:20 AM EST
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