Retired police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov was sentenced to 11 years in a high-security prison and a fine of 3 million rubles ($100,000) today for his role in the contract killing of Novaya Gazeta investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, the Russian Legal Information Agency reported from the Moscow City Court on Friday. Politkovskaya was shot dead on October 7, 2006 in an apartment block in central Moscow, where she lived.
The family of Russian investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, who was assassinated in 2006, brought in a suit on Wednesday claiming 1 million rubles from each of the five men who were found guilty of the murder on Tuesday
The defendants in the journalist Anna Politkovskaya murder case have pleaded not guilty in court. The defendants and their lawyers announced this after the prosecutors read the indictment, an Interfax correspondent has reported
Traces of biological materials found on the murder weapon used in the slaying of Novaya Gazeta investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya and other material evidence in the case do not belong to the defendants judging by test results presented by the prosecutor, an Interfax correspondent reports.
Former chief of the Moscow police Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, sentenced to 11 years in prison for complicity in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, testified to the Investigative Committee in relation to two other high-profile criminal cases