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Case Of Politkovskaya's Murder Suspect Sent To Court

Anna Politkovskaya
Russian prosecutors have sent to court the case of a suspect in the murder of prominent Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Former Interior Ministry officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov is one of six suspects charged in connection with the 2006 killing.

Following a deal with prosecutors, Pavlyuchenkov will be tried separately from the other suspects and the hearings will be held without witnesses.

Politkovskaya's relatives said on November 15 they will ask the Moscow City Court to reject the special arrangements for the trial.

Politkovskaya was shot dead in the hallway of her Moscow apartment building on October 7, 2006.

She was known for her criticism of Russia's war in Chechnya and of Putin's rule.
Based on reporting by RIA-Novosti, ITAR-TASS, and Interfax