Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Investigating the murder of Paul Klebnikov stopped.

SyuzhetyDelo Paul Hlebnikova17.12.2007Sud demanded from the Prosecutor General to find the defendant
   Russian law enforcement authorities stopped the investigation into the assassination of the chief editor of the Russian version of the journal The Forbes, U.S. citizen Paul Klebnikov. On this June 30, said Reuters.
As it became known agency, the Russian investigators have American relatives of the journalist a letter to lawyers, which stated that the investigation was halted May 28, 2009. The reasons for this decision is not called. Reuters correspondents tried to get the comments of Russian investigators and prosecutors about the statement, but were refused.
Unnamed source in Russia's law enforcement agencies told reporters that the investigation has already been renewed due to new evidence, but lawyers Klebnikov family said that did not receive notice.
According to Reuters, the investigation of the murder of Klebnikov will be discussed at a meeting of U.S. President Barack Obama, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, to be held in Moscow in early July.
Paul Khlebnikov was killed in Moscow in 2004. In 2005, charges of murder were Chechens file Sadretdinovu, Kazbek Dukuzovu and Muse Vahaevu. Customer investigation found the former vice prime minister of the unrecognized Ichkeria Hozh-Ahmed Nuhaeva, which Khlebnikov wrote a book entitled "Conversation with a Barbarian." His law enforcement authorities to detain failed. According to some reports, Nuha was assassinated in 2004, six months before the death of Klebnikov. Sadretdinova, Dukuzova and Vahaeva Moscow City Court in 2006 acquitted. General Prosecutor's Office and the Klebnikov family appealed the decision. Soon the Supreme Court overturned the acquittal.
In 2007, the court returned the case of the murder of Klebnikov in the General Prosecutor's Office. The court instructed the prosecutor to find Kazbek Dukuzova that after the abolition of acquittal has been subscribed to house arrest but escaped. Another defendant, file Sadretdinov, is currently in prison: he was sentenced to nine years for another crime.

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