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Six-Year Anniversary of the Murder of Anna Politkovskaya


Press Statement
Victoria Nuland
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 6, 2012

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Six years ago on October 7, renowned journalist Anna Politkovskaya was shot and killed in her apartment building. With her death, the Russian people lost a voice that courageously sought to report the truth. Today we remember Anna’s legacy both as a journalist and as a champion of human dignity. Justice will not be done until all involved in her murder have been identified and prosecuted.

We will continue to shine the spotlight on this case, and others, such as American Paul Klebnikov who was gunned down in Moscow eight years ago. Journalists across the globe who speak out against abuses and work to secure fundamental freedoms for their fellow citizens must be protected.



PRN: 2012/1603

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