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Two Politkovskaya murderers sentenced to life imprisonment

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A Russian court on Monday jailed two men for life for the 2006 murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya while handing down sentences of between 12 and 20 years to three others.  

A boy sits next to a portrait of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya during a demonstration in front of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on October 11, 2006, four days after her murder in Moscow

Rustam Makhmudov of Chechnya, convicted of firing the fatal shots at Politkovskaya, and his uncle Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, found guilty of organising the brazen hit, were jailed for life at Moscow city court, Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement.

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