Thursday, October 08, 2009

Russians remember Anna Politkovskaya

Al Jazeera, Oct 8, 2009

Three years on, Anna Politkovskaya’s killers have
still not been brought to book [AFP]

Hundreds of people have rallied on the third anniversary of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya to demand that the authorities find and punish the killers of journalists in Russia.

A well-known journalist, Politkovskaya was a harsh critic of the Kremlin. Her reports exposed widespread human-rights abuses and corruption in Chechnya.

Prosecutors have said little about who might have ordered the contract-style killing of her on October 7, 2006. The suspected gunman is said to be in hiding abroad while three men accused of playing minor roles in the killing remain under investigation.

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