Politkovskaya Murder Case Is Not Being Probed in Earnest - Alexeyeva

Anna PolitkovskayaMOSCOW. Oct 6 (Interfax) - Russia's leading rights groups have voiced anger that the investigation into the murder of Novaya Gazeta reporter Anna Politkovskaya has not been cleared up to this day.

"We will learn the names of the perpetrators and the killers some day. Alas, not now," Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, told Interfax on Wednesday.

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October 7 marks four years since Politkovskaya was killed.

"It looks like they have a rough idea where the search should be directed, but they have no real desire to find anyone," Alexeyeva said.

"For some reason Russia remains a country where the killing of reporters is never cleared up," deputy head of the Human Rights Watch's Moscow bureau Tatyana Lokshina told Interfax on Wednesday.

"Four years have passed since Anna Politkovskaya was killed. We were told that the investigation would be personally supervised by the prosecutor general. Officials statement have been made on many occasions, claiming that the murder has been solved. But no result has been achieved," Lokshina said.

Politkovskaya was killed in the hallway of her apartment block in Moscow on October 7, 2006.

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