Saturday, October 02, 2010

Russia reopens probe into Politkovskaya murder

Word Bulletin, September 30, 2010


Russia has reopened criminal probes into the killings of five journalists following an appeal by a media rights group that ranks Russia as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, officials said on Thursday.

The Prosecutor General’s Office said it had decided to reopen criminal investigations into five journalist killings between 2001 and 2005 after receiving new information from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

In the most known murder case on 2006 killing of Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya, Moscow has came under fire by rights groups who say little progress has been made in finding the people who ordered the crimes.

19 journalists murdered in the country since 2000 in Russia.

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