Police: Berezovsky Died From Hanging

    Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky talks to the media after losing his case against Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich as he leaves the High Court in London, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Berezovsky lost his multibillion-dollar legal battle against a fellow Russian oligarch on Friday, with a British judge ruling that Roman Abramovich was the more truthful witness in their clash over vast oil wealth. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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    British police have shed some light on Boris Berezovsky’s mysterious death. A postmortem exam of the Russian tycoon’s body found Monday that the cause of death was “consistent with hanging” and that there were no signs of a violent struggle. Further tests will be carried out on Berezovsky’s body, which was found locked in a bathroom in his country home west of London. Berezovsky was one of Russia’s first post-Communist oligarchs and a well-known critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. His death is the latest in a string of incidents linked to corruption under Putin’s leadership.

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