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.

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A criminal case against former Moscow police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, charged with complicity in the murder of reporter Anna Politkovskaya, could be heard in a special court procedure due to a pre-trial accommodation, Russian Investigative Commi

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