Anna Politkovskaya

New suspects reported in Politkovskaya murder case

Anna PolitkovskayaMoscow - New suspects are being investigated by Russian justice officials in the case of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, three years after her murder, Politkovskaya's former editor said Tuesday.

Sergey Sokolov, the chief editor of the government-critical daily Novaya Gazeta, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying persons previously unnamed by the authorities are being looked into.

The suspected murderer is living in a European Union nation, and enjoying freedom of movement, Sokolov said without divulging his sources or the suspect's name.

Politkovskaya murder retrial set for August 5 , family says

Anna PolitskovskayaMoscow  - New court proceedings in the murder of journalist Anna Politskovskaya are to start on August 5, her family disclosed Wednesday, according to the Interfax agency.

The family said first hearings and clarification of trial issues would take place on that day in the proceedings ordered after Russia's Russia's Supreme Court on June 25 had ordered a retrial of four men previously acquitted in the case.

Politkovskaya, a Kremlin critic and investigative journalist for the Novaya Gazeta, was gunned down in a contract-style killing in her Moscow apartment block in October
2006.

Politkovskaya's family demands new evidence for retrial

Politkovskaya's family demands new evidence for retrial Moscow - The family of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was murdered in 2006, demanded new evidence for the retrial of her alleged murderers, the business daily Kommersant reported Friday.

"We have said since the beginning that the case was not handled carefully and thus the trial should not be discussed in court," Anna Stawizkaja, the lawyer for Politkovskaya's son and daughter told the Kommersant.

Investigation into Politkovskaya's killing to be reopened

Anna PolitkovskayaMoscow - A Russian judge Friday ordered state investigators to reopen the probe into the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, after prosecutors failed to convince a jury that four men accused had a part in her killing, Russian news agencies reported.

"The criminal investigation will be sent back to the Russian Prosecutors' Investigative Committee to find the individuals who committed this crime," the presiding judge at the Moscow military court, Yevgeny Zubov, was quoted by Interfax as saying.

Politkovskaya murder trial opens in Moscow

Anna PolitkovskayaMoscow  - A Russian military court opened the trial Wednesday of three men charged with the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, gunned down in front of her Moscow flat in 2006.

Police officer Sergei Khadzhikurbanov and two Chechen brothers, Dzhabrail and Ibragim Makhmudov, stand accused of plotting the murder.

Investigators are hunting for a third Chechen man, Rustam Makhmudov, suspected of being the pointman in the contract killing.

Politkovskaya, an award-winning reporter for the Novaya Gazeta, was a fierce critic of the Kremlin's actions during two wars in Chechnya in the early 1990s.




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