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Five jailed for killing Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 - 00:57

June 9 - Two of the five men convicted of killing Russian journalist and frequent Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya are sentenced to life in prison. Deborah Gembara reports.

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In a Moscow courtroom, the five men convicted of killing Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya learned their fate. Rustam Makhmudov, the gunman and his uncle, Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, who handled the logistics ---received life sentences. The other three received 12, 14 and 20 years. Politkovskaya, a frequent critic of the Kremlin, uncovered corruption and reportedly extensively in Chechnya. The 48-year-old journalist was gunned down in the lobby of her Moscow apartment on October 7, 2006 --- President Vladimir Putin's 54th birthday. It isn't clear at this point, who may have masterminded the attack. Russian authorities have denied any role in the killing, which caused international outrage.

Five jailed for killing Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 - 00:57

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