Former police colonel indicted in Politkovskaya murder

16 Jul

Retired police lieutenant colonel Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, seen here in detention in 2011, was indicted in the Politkovskaya murder today. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

York, July 16, 2012–Russian authorities have formally indicted retired police
Lt. Col. Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov on charges of complicity in the murder of Anna
Russia’s Investigative Committee said today. Politkovskaya,
an investigative reporter with the Moscow-based independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and a fierce critic of the
war in Chechnya, was slain in her
apartment building on October 7, 2006. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists

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