Witness in Russian spy case misses questioning

December 8, 2006 18:55


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


A key witness in the poisoning death of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko again failed to speak to investigators Friday, but his lawyer said his health wasn't preventing the interrogation, a Russian news agency reported. Andrei Lugovoi, who met with Litvinenko in a London hotel on the day the former KGB agent believed he was poisoned, has been due to testify since Tuesday after a team of Scotland Yard officers arrived in Moscow, but the interrogation has been postponed several times. Doctors at a Moscow clinic have been examining Lugovoi for any signs of illness due to possible exposure to radiation. The Interfax news agency on Friday quoted unidentified medical sources as saying that checks of Lugovoi had shown that some of his organs malfunctioned, apparently as a result of a radioactive substance. Lugovoi himself later told the ITAR-Tass news agency that he was feeling "normal."

Related Content

Israel soccer
June 24, 2018
Israeli soccer fans harassed at World Cup in Moscow