CPJ delegation meets with Russian Investigative Committee

September 15, 2009 5:22 PM ET

A delegation, led by CPJ Board Member Kati Marton, and including Senior Advisor Jean-Paul Marthoz and Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova, had a two-hour-long substantive meeting today with 11 officials from Russia's Investigative Committee, including Petros Gaibyan, the senior investigator in charge of the probes into Anna Politkovskaya's and Paul Klebnikov's murder cases. Following the meeting, at which the investigations of 17 journalist killings examined in CPJ's newly released special report "Anatomy of Injustice" were discussed, the delegation released the following statement...

"We are encouraged by the stated commitment of the Russian authorities to see all 17 murders documented in the CPJ report brought to a successful conclusion,” said CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova. “We now expect the investigators' progress report in a year's time.”

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