MOSCOW, October 29 (RAPSI) – A Moscow court postponed hearings Tuesday in the Anna Politkovskaya murder trial for the sixth time in a row as a medical quarantine regime at a detention facility housing one of the defendants remains in force.
The next hearing is scheduled for November 7.
The judge at Moscow City Court said Sergei Khadzhikurbanov may be transferred to another prison.
Khadzhikurbanov, a former police officer, is one five suspects currently on trial, alongside the brothers Rustam Makhmudov, Ibragim Makhmudov and Dzhabrail Makhmudov, and their uncle Lom-Ali Gaitukayev.
Politkovskaya, a crusading reporter with the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper, was shot dead at the age of 48 in the elevator of her central Moscow apartment building on October 7, 2006.
Her murder has been linked to her coverage of human rights abuses in Chechnya.