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Legal News
3 Sep 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The Russian Supreme Court [official website, in Russian] on Thursday ruled that the case of murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] should be returned to prosecutors for further investigation. The court overturned [RIA Novosti report] a lower court decision [JURIST report] not to combine the case … [read more]


Legal News
7 Aug 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The Moscow Military District Court on Friday rejected a petition by prosecutors to allow further investigation into the 2006 shooting death of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. The retrial of three men acquitted [JURIST report] of involvement in her death began [JURIST report] earlier this week … [read more]


Legal News
5 Aug 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The Moscow Military District Court on Wednesday began the retrial of three men acquitted [JURIST report] of involvement in the 2006 shooting death of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. The Russian Supreme Court [official website, in Russian] ordered the retrial [JURIST report] of Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, Dzhabrail … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jun 2009
by Benjamin Hackman

[JURIST] The Russian Supreme Court [official website, in Russian] on Thursday ordered the retrial of three men acquitted [JURIST report] of involvement in the 2006 shooting death of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. The court vacated the acquittals [Moscow Times report] of Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, Dzhabrail Makhmudov, and … [read more]


Legal News
27 Feb 2009
by Tarah Park

[JURIST] Russia's Prosecutor General's Office [official website] on Friday appealed the acquittal [JURIST report] of three Chechen men accused of involvement in the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. The decision to appeal the ruling was reportedly made shortly after [RIA Novosti report] Moscow Military … [read more]


Legal News
20 Feb 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] The Moscow Military District Court on Friday acquitted three men suspected of being involved in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. The three men, Sergei Khadzhikurbanov and Dzhabrail and Ibragim Makhmudov, were released [RIA Novosti report] after a jury on Thursday found the evidence against them insufficient for a … [read more]


Legal News
18 Feb 2009
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] A lawyer for one of the men accused in the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary, JURIST news archive] alleged in his closing statements Tuesday that the prosecution's main pieces of evidence are flawed and have been fabricated. Defense lawyer Murad Musayev pointed out that phone records … [read more]


Legal News
4 Dec 2008
by Benjamin Klein

[JURIST] Moscow Military District Court judge Yevgeny Zubov on Thursday ordered that the trial of three men accused of the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] be closed to the public to hear classified evidence, limiting an earlier decision to keep the proceedings open [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
28 Nov 2008
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] Moscow Military District Court judge Yevgeny Zubov Wednesday refused to recuse himself from the trial of three men accused of involvement in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office [official website, in Russian] had requested a new judge [JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
25 Nov 2008
by David Weber

[JURIST] Moscow Military District Court Judge Yevgeny Zubov on Tuesday reopened to the public the trial of three men accused of murdering journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] amid increasing confusion and calls from prosecutors for his removal from the case. Last Monday, Zubov ordered the trial to … [read more]


Legal News
23 Nov 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Russia's Supreme Court has decided to review the actions of a Moscow District Military Court judge presiding over the trial of three men accused in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary], according to a court spokesman quoted in local media reports [Moscow Times report; Russia Today report] … [read more]


Legal News
17 Nov 2008
by Safiya Boucaud

[JURIST] A Moscow District Military Court judge ruled on Monday that the trial of three men accused in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya [BBC obituary] will be made open to the public [AP report]. This decision came after the family of the slain journalist requested that the trial remain … [read more]

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