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Investigation of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya should be boosted

Statement by YABLOKO's Chairman
October 7, 2010

Photo: flowers from YABLOKO by Anna’s house in Lesnaya street, Moscow

The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO demands to boost investigation of the murder of journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya.

There is much chance to efficiently investigate this case.

The investigation produced some results, however, it has not moved any further for a long time.

We think that this happens first of all due to the lack of political will to complete the investigation, i.e. to find those who ordered the murder.

And all the talks about Russia’s modernisation are useless until the present situation change, as the lack of will to find out the truth in Anna Politkovskaya case means lack of will to implement real changes.

We are calling all the decision makers here to display courage, resolution and insistence and finally make a step forward and bring to responsibility all those guilty of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya – the murderers and those who organised and ordered this crime.

We shall spare no effort so that to provide maximum public support to such actions.

Sergei Mitrokhin,
Chair of the YABLOKO party

See also:

Human Rights

Freedom of Speech




October 7, 2010