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Martyrs for freedom of speech

- The murder of Anna Politkovskaja proves how right she was in what she wrote, says editor Martine Aurdal in Ny Tid about her regular columnist.


Anna Politkovskaya was shot and killed today, October 7, 2006. The Russian journalist and author wrote exclusively for Ny Tid, in a regular monthly column.

- I am deeply shaken by the news, says editor-in-chief Martine Aurdal.

- Anna Politkovskaya was a brave and strong critic of Putin and the Russian government's advance. She was the main critic of the war in Chechnya, and was open about the fear for her own life. The murder has proved how right Anna was in what she wrote.

Politkovskaya was found dead in an elevator in the apartment block where she lived in Moscow. She worked for the newspaper Novaya Gazeta in Moscow and has published the book. . .

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