ECHR — Russia Failed to Investigate Anna Politkovskaya Murder

“Who killed Anna and who lay beyond her killer remains unknown. Her murder robbed too many of us of absolutely vital sources of information and contact. Yet it may, ultimately, be seen to have at least helped prepare the way for the unmasking of the dark forces at the heart of Russia’s current being.”

Jon Snow — News anchor for UK Channel 4

“(TS//SI/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL) Russian Federal Intelligence Services (probably FSB) are known to have targeted the webmail account of the murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. On 5 December 2005, RFIS initiated an attack against the account annapolitovskaya@US Provider1, by deploying malicious software which is not available in the public domain. It is not known whether the attack is in any way associated with the death of the journalist.”

Top-Secret document released by Edward Snowden with a screenshot of Intellipedia

Anna Politkovskaya (August 30, 1958, New York City — Assassinated: October 7, 2006, Moscow)

ECHR July 17 2018 — The European Court of Human Rights held, by five votes to two, that there had been a violation of Article 2 (right to life) of the European Convention on Human Rights in a case concerning the investigation into the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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On 7 October 2006, the Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated. Twelve years later, the murder’s organiser is still free.

The Court found in particular that while the authorities had found and convicted a group of men who had directly carried out the contract killing of Ms Politkovskaya, they had failed to take adequate investigatory steps to find the person or persons who had commissioned the murder.

“The authorities had followed one theory about the instigator of the crime, pointing to a now deceased Russian businessman residing in London, however, they had not explained how they had followed through on that line of enquiry.

They should also have explored other possibilities, including those suggested by the applicants.

They had alleged the involvement of agents from Russia’s FSB domestic secret service or of the administration of the Chechen Republic.

The State had failed to abide by its obligations under the Convention to carry out an effective investigation and the length of the proceedings had been too long.”

The author of this crime is still free [Novaya Gazeta]


Anna Politkovskaya — Wikipedia

ECHR — Press Release (July 17 2018)


ECHR — Russia Failed to Investigate Anna Politkovskaya Murder

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