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Prosecution ends probe of Russian journalist murder
Investigators from the Russian Prosecutor General's Office have completed their investigation into the killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive], Russian news agencies reported Thursday. Three men, Sergey Khad (More)
Russia searching for evidence of Georgia war crimes in South Ossetia
Alexander Bastrykin, chairman of Russia's Prosecutor General's Office, said Wednesday that his staff is collecting evidence of war crimes allegedly committed by Georgian forces in the breakaway region of South Ossetia . European Union leade (More)
South Ossetia conflict prompts discussion of creating genocide tribunal
Russian legislators on Monday adopted a measure calling for the establishment of an international tribunal charged with investigating allegations of genocide in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russia's Prosecutor General, Yury (More)
Doctors Without Borders must repay Holland for ransom: Swiss high court
The Supreme Court of Switzerland Monday ruled that Doctors without Borders (MSF) must repay the Dutch government for its share of a ransom paid to secure the release of a MSF official. MSF's former Dagestan head was kidnapped in 2002 , and his (More)
Suspect in Russia journalist murder hiding in Western Europe: investigator
The man suspected of killing Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] has fled to Western Europe, an investigator at the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said Tuesday. In May, Russian authorities named Cheche (More)
Russia charges three Chechens with murder of journalist covering separatists
Russian authorities have formally charged three men in the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. Sergey Khadzhikurbanov, and brothers Dzhabrail and Ibragim Makhmudov, all from Chechnya , were among th (More)
Russia justice system wrongly charging thousands: chief prosecutor
Russian authorities are wrongly indicting thousands of citizens every year, Russian Prosecutor-General Yury Chaika [official website, in Russian; JURIST news archive] said Tuesday at a Moscow meeting held to discuss compensation for those falsely ch (More)
Russia prosecutors open murder investigations after 2 journalists killed
Russian prosecutors have opened separate murder investigations after two journalists were found dead Friday. Ilyas Shurpayev , a correspondent for Russia's state-run Channel One , was found dead with stab wounds and a belt around his neck when f (More)
Russia prosecutors know identity of Politkovskaya killer: lead investigator
Russian prosecutors know the identity of the person who shot Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya , but have yet to arrest or bring charges against the suspect, lead investigator Petros Garibyan said in an interview published in Novaya Gazeta Mond (More)
Russia prosecutors charge suspect in Politkovskaya murder
Russian prosecutors have charged a suspect as an accomplice in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya , Russian news agency Interfax reported Friday. Shamil Burayev, a one-time district head in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya (More)