Jury dismissed in trial of accused killers of journalists

Jury dismissed in trial of accused killers of journalists

MOSCOW, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The delayed trial of a former Russian police officer and four others charged with killing an investigative reporter ended Thursday with the jury's dismissal.

Defendant in high-profile trial wounded in Moscow shooting

MOSCOW, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A suspect in the killing of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya came close to death when he was shot in Moscow, his lawyer said Thursday.
Five head to trial in slaying of Russian reporter Politkovskaya

Five head to trial in slaying of Russian reporter Politkovskaya

MOSCOW, May 21 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Moscow say the case against five men suspected of involvement in the killing of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya has been sent to court.

Ex-cop gets 11 years in journalist's death

MOSCOW, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A former Russian police officer was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday for his role in the 2006 killing of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya.

Probe of journalist's slaying completed

MOSCOW, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The preliminary investigation of the 2006 slaying of journalist Anna Politkovskaya is complete, Russia's Investigative Committee said Tuesday.

Former cop arrested for organizing killing

MOSCOW, July 16 (UPI) -- Russian authorities pressed charges against a former Moscow policeman Monday for allegedly organizing the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006.

Ex-officer charged in journalist's death

MOSCOW, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A former senior Russian police officer was arrested on suspicion of organizing the 2006 murder of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, officials said.
Reporter's suspected killer nabbed

Reporter's suspected killer nabbed

MOSCOW, June 1 (UPI) -- Investigators said they have finally captured the Chechen man suspected of fatally shooting investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Killing suspect may have hidden in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A suspect in the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya may have briefly taken refuge in Poland, officials say.
Editor: Politkovskaya's killer still free

Editor: Politkovskaya's killer still free

MOSCOW, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The alleged killer of Russian reporter Anna Politkovskaya is free, traveling in Europe, while new suspects in her slaying have been identified, her editor says.
Further inquiry in journalist slaying

Further inquiry in journalist slaying

MOSCOW, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Russia's Supreme Court returned the case of slain investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya to prosecutors Thursday for further inquiry, court officials said.
New trial begins in killing of journalist

New trial begins in killing of journalist

MOSCOW, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A new trial began in Moscow Wednesday for three men acquitted last February in the slaying of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

New trials ordered in journalist slaying

MOSCOW, June 25 (UPI) -- Russia's Supreme Court has overturned acquittals for three men charged in the 2006 slaying of an investigative journalist and ordered a retrial, officials say.

Suspects acquitted in journalist's death

MOSCOW, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The three men suspected of being involved in the 2006 death of independent Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in Moscow are innocent, a jury said.

3 plead not guilty in journalist slay case

MOSCOW, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A former police officer and two others charged with killing Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya have pleaded not guilty, attorneys say.
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Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya (Russian: А́нна Степа́новна Политко́вская; 30 August 1958 – 7 October 2006) was a Russian journalist, author and human rights activist well known for her opposition to the Chechen conflict and then-Russian President Vladimir Putin. On 2006-10-07, she was shot dead in the elevator of her apartment building, an unresolved assassination that continues to attract international attention.

Politkovskaya made her name reporting from Chechnya. She was arrested and subjected to mock execution by Russian military forces there and poisoned on the way to participate in negotiations during the Beslan school hostage crisis, but survived and continued her reporting. She authored several books about the Chechen wars, as well as Putin's Russia, and received numerous prestigious international awards for her work.

Politkovskaya was born Anna Mazepa in New York City in 1958 to Soviet Ukrainian parents, both of whom served as diplomats to the United Nations. She grew up in Moscow and graduated from the Moscow State University Department of Journalism in 1980. She defended a thesis about the poetry of Marina Tsvetaeva. Politkovskaya was a citizen of both the United States of America and the Russian Federation.

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