Five Jailed for Killing Russia's Politkovskaya, Mastermind Unknown

June 9, 2014 2:26 PM

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Five Jailed for Killing Russia's Politkovskaya, Mastermind Unknown

MOSCOW — Five men received long jail terms on Monday for the killing of prominent Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya after a trial that did not reveal who had masterminded the Russian journalist's murder.

Politkovskaya, an investigative reporter who uncovered state corruption and rights abuses, especially in Chechnya, was gunned down in the lobby of her Moscow apartment building at the age of 48 on October 7, 2006, President Vladimir Putin's 54th birthday.

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