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May 9, 2021

Politkovskaya’s suspected killer detained in Chechnya – lawyer

Rustam Makhmudov, the suspected killer of Russian journalist Anna Politkovs­kaya was detained in Che­ch­nya on Tuesday, his lawyer said, according to Ria Novosti. Makhmu­dov was taken to Moscow yesterday. Politkovskaya, a fierce Kremlin critic, was shot dead in her apartment block four years ago. Her murder, like many other killings of reporters and attacks on journalists in Russia in recent years, remains unsolved.

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