5 Found Guilty of Moscow Journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s 2006 KillingPosted: May 21, 2014
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has convicted five men of involvement in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, three of whom were acquitted in a previous trial.
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Tuesday’s jury verdict found that Rustam Makhmudov was the gunman who shot Politkovskaya in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building in 2006 and that four others — his two brothers, their uncle and a former policeman — were accomplices.
Both brothers and the policeman had been acquitted in a 2009 trial, but the Supreme Court ordered a new trial. A judge is expected to sentence the five men Wednesday; all could face up to life in prison.
- Moscow Court Convicts 5 in Politkovskaya Killing (abcnews.go.com)
- Five guilty of Politkovskaya murder (bbc.co.uk)
- Anna Politkovskaya: five men convicted of journalist’s murder (telegraph.co.uk)
- Russians Honor Mass Murderer and Rapist Lavrentiy Beria During May Day Celebrations (thegatewaypundit.com)