European Court of Human Rights Condemns Pussy Riot and Anna Politkovskaya Cases

(From BBC News)

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Russia for its handling of two high-profile cases.

It said Russia had violated five articles of the human rights convention in its arrest and conviction of Pussy Riot members in 2012. . . .

Separately, the ECHR also heavily criticised the investigation into journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder.

Politkovskaya was shot dead in a lift in her block of flats in 2006. Five men were found guilty of her murder in 2014, although it is still not known who commissioned the assassination.

The investigative reporter was a vocal critic of Russia’s war in Chechnya, and of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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