Oct 27, 2008

So Moskalenko Might Not Have Been Poisoned...

NY Times: French investigators have concluded that toxic mercury found in the car of a prominent Russian human rights lawyer resulted from an accidental spillage from a broken thermometer before the lawyer bought the vehicle, according to the French police.

Earlier this month, the lawyer, Karinna Moskalenko, complained of headaches and vomiting, raising speculation that she had been the target of a poisoning plot. After falling ill, Ms. Moskalenko postponed a trip from Strasbourg, France, to Moscow to attend the trial of defendants in the murder of one of her best-known clients, the writer and journalist Anna Politkovskaya. You may have heard about it from, um, me...


Let me be the first to apologize, but maybe so many other high profile individuals hadn't been poisoned or shot dead in the past, then I and the rest of the world wouldn't have been so ready to jump to any conclusions. Just saying...sorry.

5 comments:

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

I still say the guy in the photo is guilty of something...

Mrta said...

You're trusting the French on this one? Who uses mercury thermometers anymore?

Ern said...

I'm just saying there's a chance that the Russians don't poison every problem they have.

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

...They invade it.

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