June 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Russian court on Monday sentenced two men to life in prison for the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Rustam Makhmudov was convicted last month of pulling the trigger, and his uncle, Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, was convicted of organizing the murder on behalf of an unknown party. Both men ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Five men were found guilty for their involvement in the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya in a Russian court on Tuesday. Brothers Rustam, Ibragim and Dzhabrail Makhmudov, their uncle Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, and former Moscow police officer Sergei Khadzhikurbanov were all convicted, but a ...[read more]
December 15, 2012
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Former Russian police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov was found guilty on Friday for his role in the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Pavlyuchenkov, who was a lieutenant colonel at the time of the murder, was arrested in August, and pleaded guilty without testifying to his role in the ...[read more]
July 18, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
Russian investigators on Monday announced that they have formally charged ex-police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov with the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Pavlyuchenkov, who was a lieutenant colonel at the time of the murder, was arrested in August and is suspected of arranging ...[read more]
June 2, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On June 2, 2011, Russia's Federal Security Service chargedRustam Makhmudov with the 2006murder of journalistAnna Politkovskaya following hisarrest. A human rights activist and critic of the Kremlin, Politkovskaya was shot dead in the elevator of her apartment building in Moscow as she was re... ...[read more]
August 24, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Russian investigators on Wednesday arrested a former police officer in connection with the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Authorities arrested Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, who is suspected of arranging Politkovskaya's murder and hiring three Chechen men who have also been implicated in ...[read more]
June 2, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Russia's Federal Security Service on Thursday charged Rustam Makhmudov with the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, after his arrest Tuesday. Makhmudov, an assumed assassin on an international most wanted list since 1997, was charged with violating Article 105, murder; Article 126, ...[read more]
June 1, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
Russia's Federal Security Service on Tuesday arrested the suspected shooter in the widely publicized 2006 murder of famed journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Rustam Makhmudov was arrested at his parents' home in Chechnya almost five years after the killing as two of his brothers and a former police ...[read more]
September 3, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Russian Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the case of murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya should be returned to prosecutors for further investigation. The court overturned a lower court decision not to combine the case against Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, Dzhabrail Makhmudov, and Ibragim ...[read more]
August 7, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Moscow Military District Court on Friday rejected a petition by prosecutors to allow further investigation into the 2006 shooting death of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. The retrial of three men acquitted of involvement in her death began earlier this week with the prosecution asking that the ...[read more]

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