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Press Releases, 10/8/2006

EU Presidency Statement on the killing of Anna Politkovskaya

Press release 410/2006
8 October 2006

The Presidency of the European Union has learned with deep regret about the killing in Moscow of Anna Politkovskaya, well-known journalist anddefender of freedom of expression in Russia. The Presidency calls for a thorough investigation of this heinous crime and the bringing of its perpetrators to justice.

On behalf of the European Union, the Presidency expresses its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Anna Politkovskaya.

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Updated 10/8/2006

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