Tuesday 31 May 2011

Arrest in Politkovskaya murder investigation

Rustam Makhmudov, the suspected assassin of journalist Anna Politkovskaya who was shot dead more than four years ago, has been arrested in Chechnya, according to a Sky News report.

Makhmudov was taken into custody late on Monday, his family's lawyer said.

Politkovskaya was killed on a Saturday afternoon in October 2006 when she returned to her apartment block after a shopping trip and was shot four times.

She worked for Moscow's Novaya Gazeta newspaper and was widely known for her criticism of the war in Chechnya.

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