After Judge Yevgeny Zubov overturned a ban on the press attending the trial of
three suspects in the murder of Novaya
Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya, we released the following statement...
the press and even the jurors in this trial want the hearing open to the media,"
said CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova. "Fairness
demands that there be no veil of secrecy. We trust that the Moscow District Military
Court will follow the example of the jurors and
exercise its independence. Only then can our murdered colleague Anna
Politkovskaya receive justice."