Monday, August 27, 2007

The killers of Anna Politkovskaya found?

BBC is reporting that ten people have been arrested in Russia over the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Many of us have suspected – of course without a shred of evidence ourselves – that President Putin could have had a hand in her murder, since she was a persistent critic of his war in Chechnya. That there is any movement on the case surprises some of us [cynical as we are]. Let hope that the real criminals are found and punished. Anna Politkovskaya has to be one of the heroes of the journalism community – but of course she was only one of hundreds who have been killed because of their attempts to confront the extant systems of power. She was notable because she seemed to be undaunted, un-awed, by the imperious power of the Russian state.

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