Seventh Anniversary of Russian Journalist’s Unsolved Murder
October 7, 2013
On the seventh anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya's death, Freedom House remembers the courageous Russian journalist, murdered in an apparent contract killing on October 7, 2006.
Renowned for her groundbreaking reporting during the military conflict in Chechnya and an outspoken critic of Putin regime, Anna Politkovskaya set a standard of investigative journalism and personal courage in Russia and internationally. She faced numerous threats throughout her professional career. Despite continued calls on Russian authorities to find the perpetrators involved, justice has not been served in Anna Politkovskaya’s case and it remains unsolved. Since Politkovskaya’s death, 11 journalists in Russia have been killed for their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Freedom House urges the Russian government to bring Politkovskaya’s killers to justice and ensure the safety of Russian journalists at risk for carrying out their professional duties.