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Ten held over murder of Russian journalist

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Ten held over murder of Russian journalist


Prosecutors in Russia say they are about to bring charges in connection with the murder of a high-profile journalist. Anna Politkovskaya, who wrote investigative pieces on the Chechen conflict, was shot dead in October last year. In a meeting with the country’s president today, the chief prosecutor revealed that 10 people have been arrested in connection with the killing.

Politkovskya was often a critic of the Russian president and exposed allegations of abuses by security forces. The murder of the 48-year-old sparked outrage across Russia and fierce debate about press freedom. President Putin promised that everything would be done to find her killers. The reporter said her work meant she often came under the scrutiny of Russian politicians and the security services.

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