Politkovskaya's killer 'identified'

Editor of Russian journalist's newspaper dismisses the claim as a "manoeuvre".

    Politkovskaya was shot dead in her apartment building in October 2006 [File: AP]
    Nine suspects have already been charged in the investigation, due to end in September, the prosecutor said.

    Dmitry Muratov, the editor-in-chief of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper which Politkovskaya worked for, dismissed the news as a prosecutorial manoeuvre.

    Muratov said the investigation had already announced last year it knew the name of the killer.

    He said that the prosecutors now wanted to keep one of the accused, Colonel Pavel Ryaguzov of the Federal Security Service, in prison by saying someone else was still at-large.

    Ryaguzov is in a detention centre on charges of abusing his office.

    Investigators have alleged that Ryaguzov gave Politkovskaya's address to another suspect, who in turn passed the information on to the killer.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months