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Dissident Mr Litvinenko, 43, drank tea containing a fatal dose of radioactive polonium during a meeting with suspects Dmitry Kovtun and Andrei Lugovoi in London in 2006.
The Kremlin wanted Mr Litvinenko dead and provided the poison used to kill him, Mr Emmerson alleged.
Scientific evidence proves Mr Kovtun and Mr Lugovoi killed the former spy, he added.
Mr Emmerson told the inquiry Mr Putin was an "increasingly isolated tinpot despot" and a "morally deranged authoritarian".
He said the Russian president and his allies are "directly implicated in organised crime".
Mr Putin's "personal cabal" are "willing to murder those who stand in their way", Mr Emmerson added.
He said: "If the Russian state is responsible, Vladimir Putin is responsible.
"Not on some analogical version of vicarious liability but because he personally ordered the liquidation of an enemy who was bent on exposing him and his cronies."
one does not simply buy polonium-210 over the counter.
All roads lead to Rome
Good point. Any legal action the UN would try to take would be veto'd by Russia anyway. Look to the recent MH17 tribunal for proof of that.
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: mindseye1609
Good point at the end of the day nothing can be done about it by anyone but the Russian public and it certainly has sent a message to others around the world.
I know his wife will attempt to take it further but under what court?.
How typical my American friends.
just going along with your happy MSM story line
What do you think US would do to Snowden if they could get him
And by the way, Snowden did the right thing, Litvenko WAS WORKED OVER AND PAID TO CROSS OVER
But hey, you guys will just ignore everything I posted and will just say I am a shill.