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Paper Hunts Journalist's Killers

Nine in custody, gunman still on the run
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2007 8:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and Russian prosecutors know the identity of the assassin who gunned down journalist and outspoken Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya, whose murder caused international outrage a year ago. Since her death nine people have been arrested, but the gunman and the person who ordered the killing remain at large, the New York Times reports.

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Some fear a thorough investigation is being blocked by the Kremlin. “She was killed because she was uncompromising and brave,” said a friend of Politkovskaya at a memorial service to mark the first anniversary of her death. “She struggled against violations of law, lies, and violence. Lies and violence rule this country.” (Read more Anna Politkovskaya stories.)

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