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Russia: Assassin sentenced for journalist's murder

Headline Title:  Assassin sentenced for Russian journalist's murder 14 December 2012 Today’s conviction of the killer of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya is welcome progress, but prosecutors must not rest until those who masterminded the assassination are brought to justice, Amnesty International said today.  Former police officer Dmitry Pavliutchenkov was found guilty and sentenced today to 11 years in a high security penal colony.  The trial of five other accomplices who worked with Pavliutchenkov to observe and assassinate Politkovskaya is expected to begin…

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