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  Iyar 21, 5774 , 21/05/14

Russia: 5 Convicted of Murdering Journalist Critical of Putin

A Moscow jury convicted five defendants of murdering journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006. Three of the five convicts had been acquitted in a previous trial held in 2009.

Politkovskaya was known for her harsh words against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and human rights organizations blamed the Russian government for her murder.  



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