The ECHR ordered Russia of 20 thousand euros in favor of native Politkovskaya
MOSCOW, 17 Jul — RIA Novosti. The European court of human rights (ECHR) on Tuesday ruled that Russian authorities should pay to the relatives of the browser “Novaya Gazeta” Anna Politkovskaya compensation for moral damages in the amount of 20 thousand euros, said the court’s decision.
Known as an investigative journalist Politkovskaya, who in 2003 received the OSCE award “For journalism and democracy” for professional work in support of “human rights and freedom of the media”, was shot in Moscow in the stairwell of her apartment block in October 2006.
The motive of a crime the consequence considers dissatisfaction with her journalistic work, however, customers of murder are not found. Life sentences for the execution and organization of the crime were Rustam Makhmudov and Lom-Ali gaitukayev. Their accomplices Ibragim Makhmudov, Dzhabrail Makhmudov (the brothers of Rustam) and the former militiaman Sergey Hadzhikurbanov received 12, 14 and 20 years of a colony of a strict mode. The former police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkova, who organized the surveillance of a journalist, was sentenced to 11 years in prison. Gaitukayev died in the colony in June 2017.
“The court… ruled that Russia should pay the applicants a total of 20 thousand euros in compensation for moral damage,” reads the court’s decision.
The document also notes that although “the group of men who directly carried out the murder, was sentenced… the authorities are unable to conduct a proper investigation to find the person or persons who ordered the murder.”