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Europe rights court criticizes Russia on Pussy Riot, Politkovskaya cases
The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday criticized Russia over its treatment of three members of Pussy Riot and its handling of the investigation into the death of journalist Anna Politkovskaya . The court found that Russia had violated five (More)
The Galactic Empire: Lessons in Geopolitics from a "Galaxy Far, Far Away"
JURIST Guest Columnist Roy Lee discusses the applications of principles from the Star Wars film series to contemporary issues in international relations... In the ever-popular Star Wars series, the Jedi and the Rebel Alliance are pit (More)
Russia court sentences Politkovskaya killers to life in prison
A Russian court on Monday sentenced two men to life in prison for the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. Rustam Makhmudov was convicted last month of pulling the trigger, and his uncle, Lom-Ali Gaituka (More)
Five convicted for role in 2006 murder of Russian journalist
Five men were found guilty for their involvement in the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] in a Russian court on Tuesday. Brothers Rustam, Ibragim and Dzhabrail Makhmudov, their uncle Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, (More)
Former Russia police officer found guilty for Politkovskaya murder
Former Russian police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov was found guilty on Friday for his role in the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. Pavlyuchenkov, who was a lieutenant colonel at the time of the murde (More)
Russia investigators charge ex-officer for Politkovskaya murder
Russian investigators on Monday announced that they have formally charged ex-police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov with the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. Pavlyuchenkov, who was a lieutenant colonel (More)
HRW: Russia authorities must investigate rights activist's murder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged Russian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the murder of rights activist Natalia Estemirova , including an inquiry into possible official involvement in the killing. Estemirova, who was ki (More)
Russia investigators arrest ex-officer for Politkovskaya murder
Russian investigators on Wednesday arrested a former police officer in connection with the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. Authorities arrested Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov [RFE/RL report], who is suspected (More)
Rights groups urge Russia probe of activist Estemirova murder
Human Rights Watch (HRW), Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), Front Line Defenders (FLD), Amnesty International (AI) and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) on Thursday released a joint statement urging the Russian government to investigate the murder (More)
Russia authorities charge suspect in 2006 shooting of journalist Anna Politkovskaya
Russia's Federal Security Service on Thursday charged Rustam Makhmudov with the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive], after his arrest Tuesday. Makhmudov, an assumed assassin on an international most wa (More)
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