Journalist and human rights defender Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated on 10.7.2006.
Full justice will not be served until those who ordered the crime are identified and face the courts.
Journalists and human rights defenders continue to face persecution in Russia. The situation is especially alarming in Chechen Republic where they work amidst threats and violence. In the climate of impunity, attacks and smear campaigns continue.
Russian authorities must take responsibility for ending the violence. I urge you to ensure that all attacks and threats against human rights defenders and journalists are thoroughly investigated and those responsible are identified and brought to justice in fair proceedings.
October 7 marks the 10th anniversary of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya. This day, members of Russian diaspora will come together to honor the memory of Anna and demand Russian authorities to investigate the killing.
Come and bring your friends.