A photo of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was allegedly used by Russian special forces for target practice, says The Times on Wednesday's front page. An inquiry into the dissident's death began in London Tuesday, with claims made by Ben Emmerson QC — the lawyer acting on behalf of Litvinenko's widow — that Litvinenko was assassinated on the orders of the Kremlin, to stop him from exposing Vladimir Putin's links to Russian organized crime at a trial in Spain.
Litvinenko died in 2006 after two Russian hitmen laced his tea with a lethal dose of polonium-210 at a London hotel.
ABOUT THE SOURCE: The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London. It began in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register and became The Times on Jan. 1 1788.