In Moscow office of “Novaya Gazeta” took place action in memory of murdered 10 years ago journalist Anna Politkovskaya. At 16:02 Moscow time the Deputy chief editor Sergei Sokolov has announced a minute of silence. In addition, he promised sooner or later to name the customer of a crime, reports the”Caucasian knot” with reference to own correspondent.
“Official representatives openly lie when they say that the case has been investigated. It’s not true. We cannot talk about an open murder when not mentioned customer… No more intelligible figure than Berezovsky, the role of the customer was not invited… We’re not going to give up, and sooner or later “the New newspaper” will be called the name of the customer”, – said Sokolov.
On the eve of the anniversary of the death of journalist Anna Politkovskaya edition “the New newspaper” was placed on the website video with the treatment of journalists, accusing the consequence of inaction. Black-and-white video that lasts three minutes, 19 seconds, follow each other 53 employee publications.
Note that 1 September 2016, the official representative of the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin, in his book “The loudest crimes of the XXI century in Russia,” wrote that the order for the murder of the journalist “the New newspaper” Anna Politkovskaya’s murder could have come from London – from Boris Berezovsky. However, the leadership of “the New newspaper” and family members Politkovskaya called this version untenable.
The journalist “the New newspaper” Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on 7 October 2006 in her apartment building in Moscow. Charged with the crime the defendants were five persons: Lom-Ali gaitukayev, his nephews Rustam, Ibragim and Dzhabrail Makhmudov, and Sergei Khadzhikurbanov. They were accused of committing crimes under articles 105 of the criminal code (“Murder”) and 222 of the criminal code (“Illegal arms trafficking”).
The Moscow city court on 14 December 2012 was sentenced for the murder of Politkovskaya to 11 years in prison the former head of the SDA GUVD of Moscow Dmitry Pavlyuchenkova. He was found guilty in the organization of surveillance of a journalist. Case Pavlyuchenkova was considered in a special manner, because he made a deal with the investigation.
On the basis of the verdict of the jury, the Moscow city court ruled on 9 June 2014, the convictions of the defendants in the resonant case. A native of Chechnya Lom-Ali gaitukayev who has been convicted of organizing the crime, was sentenced to life imprisonment. The same punishment was received by the native of Chechnya Rustam Makhmudov, who was found guilty in immediate execution of the murder.
The alleged intermediary in the crime organization, former police officer Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, received 20 years in prison, and the brothers of the killer, watching Politkovskaya, – Ibragim and Jabrail Mahmudovich – sentenced to 12 and 14 years respectively. In June 2015, the Supreme court has reduced by six months the sentence of Jabrail Makhmudov.