MOSCOW, October 7 (RIA Novosti) - A lawyer acting for the family of the late Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya denied on Wednesday reports that new suspects have emerged in the 2006 murder case.
"We do not have information that charges have been brought against new people, they would have informed us of that, under the law," Anna Stavitskaya said.
The chief editor of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper where the investigative journalist worked said on Tuesday that "new figures have appeared in the field of vision of police," adding that their names have never previously been mentioned in the media in connection with the murder.
In February, a Moscow court acquitted three men charged with involvement with the shooting of Politkovskaya in her Moscow apartment building, but the Supreme Court overturned the ruling and ordered a retrial.
Politkovskaya was internationally known for her reporting of atrocities against civilians in the troubled North Caucasus republic of Chechnya.