Arafat`s remains to be tested for Polonium poisoning
Moscow: The widow of Yasser Arafat has given her approval for a Swiss radiation laboratory to examine the body of the late Palestinian leader to see if he was poisoned by radioactive material Polonium-210.
According to news website swissinfo.ch, scentists at the Institute of Radiation Physics at the University of Lausanne have been ready to analyse Arafat`s remains for two weeks now, but Suha Arafat`s agreement only came Thursday.
The inquiry, which has also been requested by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, comes after an investigation by Al Jazeera television last month that found "significant" traces of Polonium-210 on some of Arafat`s personal things which were given to his widow after he died in 2004.
The 75-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner died in a military hospital near Paris in November 2004, shortly after falling ill at his West Bank compound.
Last month, his widow and daughter launched a court case in France over the poisoning claims.
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