Politkovskaya retrial to continue

Russian court rejects family's request to halt trial into journalist's murder.

    Anna Politkovskaya was killed outside her apartment in Moscow in October 2006 [AFP]

    Democracy 'strangled'

    The retrial at a military court in Moscow, Russia's capital, follows a decision by the country's supreme court to overturn acquittal verdicts on the suspects in a previous trial.

    Dzhabrail and Ibragim Makhmudov, two brothers, are accused of acting as drivers at the murder scene for the killer, who prosecutors say was a third brother, Rustam, who is still at large.

    Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, a former police investigator, is charged with providing logistical assistance for the killing.

    Politkovskaya had written dozens of articles for the Novaya Gazeta newspaper and a book called Putin's Russia, accusing the former president of using the Chechen conflict to strangle democracy in the country.

     

     

     

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".