ECHR awards €20.000 to Politkovskaya family

ECHR awards €20.000 to Politkovskaya family
Photo: Gazeta.ru

The reporter’s children Ilya Politkovsky and Vera Politkovskaya, her mother Raisa Mazepa and sister Elena Kudimova had filed a complaint with the ECHR against an ineffective investigation of their mother’s murder.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) considered the complaint of Anna Politkovskaya's family ruling that the Russian authorities must pay €20.000 in moral damages. The court's decision can be found on the official website.

The reporter’s children Ilya Politkovsky and Vera Politkovskaya, her mother Raisa Mazepa and sister Elena Kudimova filed a complaint with the ECHR against an ineffective investigation of their mother’s murder since the detectives failed to find the person who had hired the perpetrator of the crime.

The Novaya Gazeta columnist was killed in Moscow in the hall of her building on October 7, 2006. Politkovskaya's professional activity is believed to have been the motive; the paymaster has not yet been established.

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