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How to Get More Russian Journalists Killed

It is very simple.  Make a determined effort of complete and total judicial inaction, doing nothing at all to hold anyone accountable for the most high profile journalist murder in recent memory.  The message is clear that all such cases of murder of Kremlin critics will be tolerated with generous impunity.  Hunting season is open.

From the Associated Press, “Russian Court Refuses New Politkovskaya Inquiry.”

“The point of the appeal was very simple,” said Karinna Moskalenko, one of the family’s attorneys. “The crime is not solved and the case is not investigated. All we’re saying is the way the case was submitted to the courts a year ago did not answer a single important question … Who ordered the crime or who committed it? And if there is evidence, it must be brought to the court.”