Campaign Against Impunity
Murdered: October 7, 2006, in Moscow, Russia
Beats: Human Rights, War, Corruption
Case status: Partial impunity
"We still don't know who the masterminds of the murder are, who organized the crime, who financed it..."--Karinna Moskalenko, one of the Politkovskaya family lawyers
It has been 10 years since the award-winning journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the unflagging voice of the victims of the Chechnya wars, was fatally shot four times in the hallway of her Moscow apartment building. Six men have been convicted in connection to her murder, but the mastermind who ordered it has never been named, let alone brought to justice.
Russia is one of the top 10 countries for impunity in journalist murders, according to CPJ's Global Impunity Index. Eleven more journalists have been killed for their work in Russia since that tragic afternoon in 2006. Join us in honoring Anna's memory by calling on Russian authorities to identify, find, and prosecute all those responsible for her assassination.
From Brazil to Pakistan, Russia to India, CPJ names the countries where journalists are regularly murdered and the killers go unpunished. The Index calculates the number of unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country's population. Details »
From Colombia to Somalia, organizations around the world work to end impunity. Responding to our voices, the U.N. General Assembly established November 2 as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Learn more about how the global response to impunity and what you can do November 2. Resources »
• What's Inside
• CPJ's Recommendations
• Slideshow: Seeking the Mastermind
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