Five jailed for killing Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya
Monday, June 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.
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