Memorial Plaque Marks 7th Anniversary of Politkovskaya Murder
A memorial plaque was unveiled Monday in Moscow to commemorate crusading Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya on the seventh anniversary of her murder.
Politkovskaya, who was 48 years old when she was shot dead in her Moscow apartment building, was a vocal critic of the Kremlin and the conduct of the government’s military campaigns and human rights abuses in the war-scarred republic of Chechnya.
Politkovskaya’s children Ilya and Vera, her sister Yelena, and Novaya Gazeta newspaper editor Dmitry Muratov were among those attending Monday’s unveiling ceremony, RIA Novosti informs.
The bronze memorial outside the offices of Novaya Gazeta, where she worked, features a portrait of the reporter and three sheets of paper torn from a notebook.
A group of men suspected of the journalist’s killing are currently on trial.
The protracted trial was postponed until October 8 due to a medical quarantine regime being imposed at a detention facility housing one of the defendants, Sergei Khadzhikurbanov.