Thursday, September 30, 2010

Russia To Reopen Unsolved Journalist Murders

In what seems like a sudden shift in policy, the Kremlin has decided to reopen, and actively pursue, the unsolved murders of Russian journalists.  One of these murders was that of journalist, Anna Politkovskaya, in a highly publicized case that was never solved.

The Christian Science Monitor reports, http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2010/0930/In-shift-Kremlin-reopens-cases-of-Russian-reporters-unsolved-murders, top Moscow authorities met Thursday with a visiting delegation from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists and pledged to aggressively pursue investigations into 19 unsolved, work-related murders of Russian journalists since Vladimir Putin came to power a decade ago, including at least five cases that had previously been closed or suspended.