Support The Moscow Times!

Prosecutors Want Life Terms for Murder Russian Journalist Politkovskaya

Portrait of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

State Prosecutor Boris Loktionov has requested a mixture of life sentences and lengthy prison terms for the five men convicted of having organized and committed the 2006 murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, Interfax reported Tuesday.

The prosecution sought life sentences for convicted mastermind Lom-Ali Gaitukayev and convicted triggerman Rustam Makhmudov. Sentences ranging between 15 and 22 years were requested for the remaining three accomplices.

The Moscow city court said it will announce the verdict in the high-profile case on June 9.

See also:

Jury Convicts Five of Killing Russian Journalist Politkovskaya

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.