Investigator: Russian reporter's killer known, but not who ordered murder

October 8, 2007 12:59


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Investigators know who pulled the trigger but still have not determined who ordered the killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the chief investigator said in an interview published Monday. Politkovskaya, whose persistent reporting of atrocities against civilians in Chechnya had angered the Kremlin but won her international acclaim, was gunned down in the entryway of her Moscow apartment building on October 7, 2006. The first anniversary of her death has brought new attention to attempts to find her killers. Petros Garibyan, the lead investigator in the case, said the murder was political and may have parallels to the 2004 killing of Paul Klebnikov, the US-born editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition. Charges have been filed against 11 people, 10 of whom have been arrested, Garibyan said. He said investigators have identified the gunman but have not yet filed charges against him.

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