» 09/02/2008, 00.00
Magomed Yevloyev, critic of the Kremlin, killed by police
His website attacked the president of Ingushetia, a close friend of Vladimir Putin. According to the police, his death was "accidental". Russia is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists.
Foreign connection in Politkovskaya’s murder unconvincing
Colleagues of the journalist who was slain last year welcome the arrests but warn there is no evidence plotters are based abroad. For them prosecutor general’s claims were stitched together in the Kremlin. Soon the results of an independent inquiry will be released.
Lawyer and journalist killed, had been investigating crimes in Chechnya
Murder in broad daylight in downtown Moscow. Stanislav Markelov was the lawyer for the family of an 18-year-old Chechen woman strangled in 2000 by a Russian officer. Anastasia Baburova was a freelance journalist for Novaya Gazeta, the newspaper of Anna Politkovskaya.
Former Chinese spy: secret service trying to clamp down on rights activists
The Chinese secret service is "monitoring" dissidents, religious groups, and anyone who protests against injustice, and is repressing human rights. According to the former spy, it is important for Western governments to talk with Beijing not only about the economy, but also about human rights. It is the first instance of "treason" by a Chinese spy.
The trail of Anna Politkovskaja's murder leads to pro-Putin Chechens
The slain journalist had clear evidence that pro-Moscow Chechen leaders were involved in criminal acts. A saddened world wants the affair investigated whilst the Kremlin is silent.
Thousands of Turks sign petition for acknowledgment of Armenian genocide
The new sensitivity is the result of the death of Hrant Dink, the journalist killed two years ago. People connected to his murder are also part of the trial involving Ergenekon, the clandestine ultranationalist group accused of planning a state coup.
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