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Supporters Mark Seventh Anniversary Of Politkovskaya Slaying

  • RFE/RL's Russian Service

Mourners and journalists gather outside the Novaya Gazeta offices in Moscow on October 7 next to the newly unveiled plaque commemorating Anna Politkovskaya.

Mourners and journalists gather outside the Novaya Gazeta offices in Moscow on October 7 next to the newly unveiled plaque commemorating Anna Politkovskaya.

Rights activists and supporters are commemorating the death of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the seventh anniversary of her murder.

Russia's "Novaya gazeta" newspaper, where Politkovskaya worked, unveiled a commemorative plaque to the journalist. Commemorative gatherings and pickets were also organized at other locations in Moscow and in St. Petersburg.

In Berlin, a concert was staged to show solidarity with victims of violence and rights violations in Russia.

Politkovskaya, who reported on atrocities committed by Russian forces and pro-Kremlin armed groups in Chechnya, was shot dead outside her Moscow apartment on October 7, 2006. Five suspects are on trial for alleged involvement in her murder.

"Novaya gazeta" journalist Anna Politkovskaya in a February 2001 photo in the village of Khatuni

"Novaya gazeta" journalist Anna Politkovskaya in a February 2001 photo in the village of Khatuni

In a statement, Washington urged "redoubled efforts" to solve the case.

Several other Western governments and rights organizations issued similar statements.

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