Monday, November 12, 2007

Politovskaya's killer known, but . . .

This story is more than a month old, and I haven't seen any follow-up. Early in October, the editor of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, announced that the identity of Anna Poitovskaya's killer was known, but the Russian police weren't revealing the identity until they wrapped up a few loose investigational ends.

Politovskaya, you may remember, was the Russian investigative reporter who drove the regime crazy with reports of outrages and brutality in Chechnya and incomptenec and corruption all over. Last October she was found murdered execuion-style outside her apartment door. The government -- or somebody to whom Putin may have issued a hint of what would be a nice outcome -- is hardly above suspicion.

So when will we be told more about this killer who is presumably known to the authorities.

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