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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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Defendants in Politkovskaya murder case plead not guilty

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

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