Russia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the 15th anniversary of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya

07 Oct: Russia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the 15th anniversary of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya

(Source: EEAS)

Today, we pay tribute to the memory of Anna Politkovskaya, the Novaya Gazeta journalist and internationally recognised Russian defender of human rights, who spoke out against violence and injustice and continued her journalistic work despite repeated intimidations, including a mock execution and poisoning attempt

On 7 October 2006, Anna Politkovskaya was shot dead at her apartment building in central Moscow. Her case remains unresolved. In 2018, the European Court of Human Rights found that the Russian State had failed in its obligation to adequately investigate the crime. The Court found in particular that while the authorities had found and convicted a group of individuals who had directly carried out the contract killing of Ms Politkovskaya, they had not taken adequate investigatory steps to find the …