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)

New
York, July 16, 2012–Russian authorities have formally indicted retired police
Lt. Col. Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov on charges of complicity in the murder of Anna
Politkovskaya
,
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 http://cpj.org/2012/07/former-police-colonel-indicted-in-politkovskaya-mu.php

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