Marina Litvinenko: Cameron struck deal with Putin

In the Guardian, Luke Harding discusses Marina Litvinenko’s reaction to David Cameron’s decision to meet Vladimir Putin in Downing Street on Sunday, in the run-up to next week’s G8 summit. She says it is morally wrong to “appease dictators”:

Marina Litvinenko said she was convinced London and Moscow had struck a pragmatic understanding to bury the Litvinenko affair. She said: “How can you have serious talks about security in Syria with a person who doesn’t want you to provide justice following a polonium terror attack in central London? It was obviously Mr Putin himself who protected Lugovoi from extradition. I believe it is Putin who also decided that Lugovoi should become a Russian MP.”

From Harding’s report it also emerges that the North Caucasus human rights lawyer Olga Chelysheva has been denied entry to the U.K.

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