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Anna Politkovskaya

MURDERED


Moscow, Russia
Anna Politkovskaya, 48, a journalist renowned for her critical coverage of the Chechen conflict, was found slain in her apartment building in Moscow on October 7, 2006.

While authorities have convicted several people in connection with her murder, her family’s lawyers told CPJ that the mastermind was never held accountable, and “Anna Politkovskaya’s killing remains unsolved.”

In at least 8 out of 10 cases, the murderers of journalists go free. CPJ is waging a global campaign against impunity.

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