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YABLOKO paid tribute to the memory of Anna Politkovskaya

Press Release

October 7, 2011

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin participated in actions the memorial evening of tribute to Anna Polytkovskaya, human rights activist and journalist of Novaya Gazeta, murdered in the five years ago on October 7, 2006.

Sergei Mitrokhin visited a memory evening in the House of Journalists. Marina Goldovskayas film about Anna A Bitter Taste of Freedom was one of the main events of the evening. All those who knew Anna well her colleagues journalists, human rights activists and public figures came to pay tribute to Anna. Raisa Mazepa, mother of Anna Politkovskaya, also came to watch the film.

Sergei Mitrokhin expressed his condolences to Annas mother. Raisa Mazepa told Sergei Mitrokhin that she had been closely following all the developments with YABLOKO and wished the party success at the elections.

In the evening YABLOKO activists including Sergei Mitrokhin and Alexander Gnezdilov, deputy head of the Moscow YABLOKO, laid flowers to the place where Anna was murdered (Lesnaya 8).

I have always admired Anna Politkovskayas courage and firmness in the search of the truth. We will spare no effort so that the culprits of this murder be detected and justly punished, Mitrokhin said.

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Press Release

October 7, 2011

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