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News : On the Murder of Anna Politkovskaya
Posted by admin on 2006/10/8 12:00:00 (1013 reads)

Statement by the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights

Vienna, 7 October 2006. The International Helsinki Federation for
Human
Rights is calling upon the Russian Prosecutor General and the Minister
of Interior to take control of the investigation of the murder of
journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was shot in Moscow on 7 October.

Speaking on behalf of the IHF, Executive Director Aaron Rhodes said,
“We
are shocked, we are disturbed, and we mourn with her family. She was
among the very few Russian journalists who investigated the realities
of
the war in Chechnya, and she was doubtless the bravest. Insofar as
the
tragic conflict is known and understood at all, it is due in large part
to her professionalism and tenacity, for which she appears to have paid
with her life.”

For more information:
Aaron Rhodes, +43-1-676-635-6612

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