The former Russian policeman Sergei Khadzhikurbanovsentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the journalist’s murder Anna Politkovskaya In 2006, he was pardoned by President Vladimir Putin after having fought in Ukraine, his lawyer announced this Tuesday.
“I have learned from those close to him, just now, that from the beginning of the special military operation (…) a contract was proposed to him to participate. He did so and when his contract ended, he was pardoned by decree of the president,” indicates the lawyer Alexey Mikhalchik, using the term imposed in Russia to talk about the offensive against Ukraine launched in February 2022.
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered at her home in Moscow. Her body was discovered with several bullet holes in the elevator of the building where she lived in 2006. Next to it, she found a gun with several bullet casings.