The Moscow City Court sentenced two men to life in prison for the 2006 murder of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, a critic of President Vladimir Putin who chronicled rights abuses in Chechnya.
Russia continues its probe into the murder of Anna Politkovskaya in 2006, the Investigative Committee said, expressing “astonishment” at comments by the Interior Ministry that the case is almost solved.
If only belatedly, Lady Justice in Russia has deployed her sword and balanced scales. Authorities in Moscow have detained a lieutenant colonel in the police and are preparing to charge him with organizing the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
“Are you totally out of your mind?” Russian newspaper tycoon Alexander Lebedev exclaimed as he jumped to his feet. He stared combatively at property developer Sergei Polonsky, who had taunted Lebedev for ridiculing his claim to be a major charity donor.