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| Anna Politkovskaya |
(journalist, writer, activist, Russian apartment bombings/Premature death)
|Born||Anna Stepanovna Mazepa|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||2006-10-07 (Age 48)|
Cause of death
|Citizenship||Russia, United States|
|Alma mater||Moscow State University|
A staunch opponent of the Second Chechen War who was assassinated.
Anna Politkovskaya was known for her opposition to the Second Chechen War and blamed the FSB for the Russian apartment bombings.
Politkovskaya was gunned down in front of her apartment on 7 October 2006. As of 2016 Wikipedia reports that in June 2014 five men were sentenced to prison for the assassination, but it is still unclear who ordered or paid for the killing. She also reportedly felt “ill after drinking some tea that she believed contained poison”.
|Document:Outrage over killing of journalists is essential||Article||11 November 2018||Muhammad Idrees Ahmad||Above all we need to protect the laws and institutions which would have protected Anna Politkovskaya, Marie Colvin and Jamal Khashoggi had they been universal. We need to treat a threat to journalists anywhere as a threat to journalists everywhere.|