Anna Politkovskya was a journalist, writer and human rights activist.
On 7th October 2006 she was shot dead in the lift of her block of flats in Moscow.
The assassination remains unresolved.
Politkovskya made her name reporting from Chechnya for Noraya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper well known for its critical and investigative coverage of Russian political and social affairs.
She has published several award winning books about Chechnya, life in Russia and President Putin’s regime.
2001 Golden Pen Prize, Russian Union of Journalists
2001 Amnesty International Global Award. Journalism
2002 PEN Freedom to Write Award
2002 International Women’s Media foundation Award
2004 Olef Palme Prize
2007 UNESCO Press Freedom Prize
2007 Democracy Award
IN SEPTEMBER 2011 A COURT HEARING REGARDING SUSPECTS IN A PLOT TO MURDER ANNA POLITKOVSKYA COMMENCED.