Friend of Alexander Litvinenko sues Russian TV channels for libel

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Alex Goldfarb has filed a complaint in federal court in Manhattan after broadcasts on RT and Channel One blamed him for the former Russian spy’s 2006 death in London

A close friend of Alexander Litvinenko sued two Russian state television channels on Thursday for airing false claims that he was behind the late dissident’s murder.

Alex Goldfarb said he was the victim of “malicious defamation” in broadcasts shown on RT and Channel One earlier this year that blamed him for the fatal 2006 poisoning of Litvinenko in London.

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