On the 5th Anniversary of the murder of acclaimed journalist, author and human rights advocate Anna Politkovskaya, the Writers on Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN International renews its calls for the Russian authorities to end the impunity of those responsible for the killing. The WiPC welcomes the recent indications that some progress is finally being made in the investigation into the 2006 murder; however, much more is required to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice. PEN International calls on the Russian authorities to ensure a full and impartial investigation in order to identify those responsible for ordering the murder. To mark the anniversary of Ms. Politkovskaya’s death, PEN Centers worldwide will be remembering their colleague in public events and renewing their appeals for justice.

Anna Politikovskaya