The petition was handed over to Rene van der Linden, the head of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Secretary-General Robert Menard today in Paris.
Politkovskaya, who wrote on human rights abuses in Chechnya and corruption in Russia, was gunned down in Moscow in October.
Anna Politkovskaya at RFE/RL in July 2006 (RFE/RL)
A BRAVE VOICE SILENCED. Prominent Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was killed on October 7 in her Moscow apartment building. An outspoken critic of the Kremlin, she was best-known for her reporting on the conflict in Chechnya. Former Soviet President Gorbachev called her slaying "a true political homicide, a vendetta."