Archive: 2005 - November - December

Journalists investigate murder of editor; Greene to consult
IRE Journal , 1 November 2005
IRE member Richard Behar is coordinating an international alliance of reporters and media outlets to investigate the July 2004 assassination of Paul Klebnikov , the editor in chief of the Russian edition of Forbes and the first American reporter murdered in Russia. Called Project Klebnikov. the group aims to uncover new information about the killing, pursue some of the stories Klebnikov was working on at the time of his death and test a model of international media collaboration on stories that are too complex or risky for any one outlet to undertake, says Behar, a prize-winning journalist who left Fortune and Time, Inc. last year.
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Court upholds longer custody for accused in Klebnikov murder.
RIA Novosty, 7 November 2005
MOSCOW, November 7 (RIA Novosti) - The Moscow City Court upheld Monday a decision to extend the custody for Moscow notary Fail Sadretdinov, accused of masterminding and committing the murder of Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov. "The Moscow City Court refused to grant our appeal," Sadretdinov's lawyer Ruslan Koblev said.
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Suspect in Klebnikov murder case to remain in custody
Interfax News Service, 7 November 2005
MOSCOW. Nov 7 (Interfax) - The Moscow City Court has prolonged the custody term of notary Fail Sadretdinov, who faces charges of setting up a criminal group, murder attempt, illegal possession of weapons and extortion. The charges were brought against Sadretdinov as part of the investigation into the murder of Paul Klebnikov , editor-in-chief of the Russian version of Forbes magazine, Sadretdinov's lawyer Ruslan Koblev told Interfax.
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Lawyer for Klebnikov murder defendant asks for psychiatric test.
RIA Novosty , 11 November 2005
MOSCOW, November 11 (RIA Novosti)-An attorney for a man accused of killing the editor of the Russian version of Forbes magazine, Paul Klebnikov , said Friday that he had asked for the case against his client to be suspended so that he could undergo a psychiatric examination. "Experts have concluded that our client is in a reactive state that could lead to a psychiatric disorder," said Ruslan Koblev, who represents notary Fail Sadretdinov, one of five suspects in the investigation into the July 9, 2004 killing.
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Inquiry into US journalist's killing on wrong track: Russian daily
Agence France Presse, 14 November 2005
MOSCOW, Nov 14 (AFP) - A Russian newspaper said Monday investigators probing the killing of US journalist Paul Klebnikov could be on the wrong track and the murder may have been aimed at stopping him naming politicians involved in funding Chechen rebels.
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Paper: Klebnikov Was Investigating Politicians
The Moscow Times , 15 November 2005, Kevin O'Flynn
U.S. journalist Paul Klebnikov may have been killed because he was investigating a series of links between Russian politicians and Chechnya, Izvestia reported Monday. The newspaper quoted from a letter written by one of the suspects in the killing of Klebnikov, the editor of Forbes' Russian edition, who was shot outside the magazine's offices in northern Moscow in July 2004.
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A new turn in the investigation Investigation of assassination of Pavel Khlebnikov
WPS: What the Papers Say , 15 November 2005
An update on investigation of assassination of The Russian Forbes Editor Pavel Khlebnikov. Sadretdinov was arrested under Article 105 of the Criminal Code (manslaughter) in 2005.
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Russia sends Forbes editor murder case to trial
Reuters News, 21 November 2005
MOSCOW, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Russia is to put two Chechens accused of murdering U.S. magazine editor Paul Klebnikov in July 2004 on trial, prosecutors said on Monday. Russia has been under increasing pressure from the United States to find those responsible for killing Klebnikov, editor of the Russian version of Forbes, who was shot dead in Moscow.
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Two Chechens to stand trial over murder of U.S journalist Paul Klebnikov
Associated Press Newswires , 21 November 2005
MOSCOW (AP) - Two Chechens are to stand trial for the murder of U.S journalist Paul Klebnikov , prosecutors announced Monday, saying the high-profile crime was a contract killing ordered by a former Chechen separatist figure. Klebnikov, a 41-year-old American of Russian descent who was the editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, was gunned down outside the magazine's Moscow offices on July 9, 2004.
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Klebnikov murder case sent to court (Part 2)
Interfax News Service, 21 November 2005
MOSCOW. Nov 21 (Interfax) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has forwarded to criminal court its charges in the murder of Paul Klebnikov , editor-in-chief of the Russian version of the Forbes magazine. "The investigation has established that members of an organized criminal group, which included ethnic Chechen Kazbek Dukuzov, his brother Magomed Dukuzov, Musa Vakhayev, Magomed Edilsultanov and others, stood behind the murder," the Prosecutor General's Office said on its website on Monday.
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Case on Klebnikov murder forwarded to Moscow City Court.
RIA Novosty , 21 November 2005
MOSCOW, November 21 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Prosecutor General's office forwarded the case on the murder of Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov to the Moscow City Court, the general prosecutor's website announced Monday. The main suspect, Fail Sadretdinov, is accused of attempted murder and organizing the criminal ring that prosecutors say murdered Klebnikov. Two other suspects in the case, Musa Vakhayev and Kazbek Dukkuzov, are accused of involvement in the murder. They were arrested on November 17, 2004 in Minsk, Belarus and were extradited to Russia.
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Two Chechens Accused in Editor's Death
Associated Press Newswires, 22 November 2005
MOSCOW (AP) - The American editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition was gunned down in a contract killing ordered by a former Chechen separatist, prosecutors said Monday, announcing that two Chechens would stand trial in the 2004 death. Paul Klebnikov , a 41-year-old American of Russian descent, was killed outside the magazine's Moscow offices on July 9, 2004.
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Klebnikov murder case to be tried by jury.
RIA Novosty, 22 November 2005
MOSCOW, November 22 (RIA Novosti) - A panel of jurors will be formed in Moscow to try two Chechens charged with the July 2004 murder of Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov , a lawyer said Tuesday. Kazbek Dukuzov and Musa Vakayev will stand trial for what is being called a contract killing of Klebnikov.
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Klebnikov murder case to be heard behind closed doors (Part 2)
Interfax News Service, 22 November 2005
MOSCOW. Nov 22 (Interfax) - The Moscow City Court will conduct the murder trial of Paul Klebnikov , editor of Forbes Russia, behind closed doors. One of the most high-profile criminal cases reached the Moscow City Court from the Prosecutor General's Office marked "classified," sources in the judiciary told Interfax.
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The investigation into the Paul Khlebnikov murder is over
WPS: What the Papers Say , 22 November 2005
The prosecution maintains that the order to kill journalist Paul Khlebnikov was given by Chechen criminal Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev and carried out by another Chechen, Kazbek Dukuzov. Nukhayev was allegedly disappointed by "Talking to a Barbarian," a book Khlebnikov wrote a decade ago.
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Klebnikov murder case to be heard behind closed doors
Interfax News Service, 22 November 2005
MOSCOW. Nov 22 (Interfax) - The Moscow City Court will conduct the murder trial of Paul Klebnikov , editor of Forbes Russia, behind closed doors. One of the most high-profile criminal cases reached the Moscow City Court from the Prosecutor General's Office marked "classified," sources in the judiciary told Interfax.
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Case of Slain Journalist Goes to Court
Moscow News 23 November 2005 Arutunyan, Anna
Culminating an 17-month investigation, the murder of acclaimed Russian Forbes editor Paul Klebnikov went to court this week, ...
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Appeal for Klebnikov Murder Trial to Be Open
The Moscow Times, 24 November 2005, Unknown
A media freedom watchdog is urging authorities to open to the public the trial of two Chechen men charged in the slaying of Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov , a U.S. citizen who was shot dead on a Moscow street in July 2004. The Moscow City Court said Tuesday that the suspects -- Kazbek Dukuzov and Musa Vakhayev -- would be tried behind closed doors because some of the materials in the case were classified as secret. It said a date for the jury trial would be set in two weeks.
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The St. Petersburg Times (Russia) 25 November 2005
MOSCOW - A media freedom watchdog is urging authorities to open to the public the trial of two Chechen men charged in the slaying of Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov , a U.S. citizen who was shot dead on a Moscow street in July 2004. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) appealed for an open trial, saying that making the proceedings public would allow the media to report on the case and the public to evaluate the state's evidence.
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THE CASE ABOUT MURDER OF PAUL KHLEBNIKOV HAD BEEN DIRECTED TO MOSCOW CITY COURT
A&G Information Services: Comtex , 28 November 2005
ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, Nov 28, 2005 (A&G News via COMTEX) -- It was announced by the General Office of Public Prosecutor of Russia in its press release. A group of the residents of Chechen Republic, which, according to the investigation's data, acted on the demand of one of the leaders of Chechen separatists Khozh-Akhmed Nukhaev, are accused of the murder of the editor of Russian version of Forbes magazine. There are 2 arrested men in the case, and 3 men are in search. Paul Khlebnikov was killed on the 9th of July in Moscow.
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A black Audi car has been following TV journalist Olga Romanova
WPS: What the Papers Say, 30 November 2005
Olga Romanova, anchor of the "24" news program on Ren TV, who was prevented from hosting her program last week, says she fears for her life. She said this a day after submitting a complaint to the Khamovniki district prosecutor's office about Eurasia security agency staff using force against her.
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Court upholds deadline on defendant's case study in Klebnikov trial.
RIA Novosty, 1 December 2005
MOSCOW, December 1 (RIA Novosti) - The Moscow City Court has affirmed the set timeframe for studying the case for a Moscow notary accused of involvement in the murder of Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov in July 2004. The court rejected the appeal of the lawyers of Fail Sadretdinov, who petitioned the court to revoke the decision of Moscow's Basmanny Court and extend the allotted time for studying the voluminous case files.
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Report: Preliminary hearings next week of Moscow trial in killing of U.S. journalist
Associated Press Newswires , 1 December 2005
MOSCOW (AP) - Preliminary hearings will be held next week in the trial of two Chechens charged in the murder of U.S. journalist Paul Klebnikov , a lawyer for the defendants was quoted as saying Thursday by the RIA-Novosti news agency. The trial of Kazbek Dukuzov and Musa Vakhayev will take place behind closed doors because some of the materials in the case are secret, the Moscow City Court said last month.
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Paul Klebnikov murder trial to open Dec.6.
RIA Novosty, 1 December 2005 (Adds details)
MOSCOW, December 1 (RIA Novosti) - Three people suspected of the murder of the journalist Paul Klebnikov , editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, will go on trial on December 6, the lawyer of one of the defendants said Thursday.
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Klebnikov murder case hearings to begin Dec 6
Interfax News Service, 1 December 2005
MOSCOW. Dec 1 (Interfax) - Hearings of the criminal case launched following the murder of Paul Klebnikov , editor of Forbes Magazine Russia, are to begin at The Moscow City Court on December 6. "The court has decided to start hearings at 10 a.m. on December 6," Lema Umarov, a lawyer of one of the defendants, told Interfax.
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Criminal Proceedings in the Murder of Paul Klebnikov
State Department Press Releases And Documents, 5 December 2005
STATE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASES
Press Statement
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FDCH Regulatory Intelligence Database, 5 December 2005
The United States welcomes the news that pre-trial proceedings are scheduled to begin in Moscow this week for two of the persons charged with the July 2004 murder of Paul Klebnikov , the editor of Forbes Russia magazine. We expect that all those implicated in this terrible crime will be tried consistent with international standards and, if convicted, punished appropriately. We urge Russian judicial authorities to conduct this important trial openly and transparently. Their handling of this case will send a clear message that those who threaten journalists will be held accountable and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The United States commends the Russian government for the significant attention it has dedicated to this case at the highest levels. We urge that all those implicated in the murder of Paul Klebnikov be apprehended and brought to justice. The United States stands ready to assist Russian authorities to realize this goal.
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Moscow court opens Klebnikov murder trial.
RIA Novosty, 6 December 2005
MOSCOW, December 6 (RIA Novosti) - The Moscow City Court has opened preliminary hearings Tuesday on the murder of Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov. Lema Umarov, a lawyer for one of the defendants, said the defendants asked that the case be reviewed with a jury panel.
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Moscow Trial Of Alleged Killers Of US Journalist Opens
Dow Jones International News, 6 December 2005
MOSCOW (AP)--The Moscow city court Tuesday opened a preliminary hearing in the trial of the alleged killers of U.S. journalist Paul Klebnikov. The trial of Kazbek Dukuzov and Musa Vakhayev, both ethnic Chechens, was to take place behind closed doors. Tuesday's hearing was to determine when the trial will start and whether it will involve a jury, the RIA-Novosti news agency quoted court spokeswoman Anna Usacheva as saying.
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Defense in Klebnikov murder trial demands case revision.
RIA Novosty , 6 December 2005
MOSCOW, December 6 (RIA Novosti) - A defense lawyer for a man accused of killing Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov petitioned the Moscow City Court Tuesday in the opening day of the trial for the case against his client to be returned to the Prosecutor's Office for revision. "We are asking for the case to be returned to the Prosecutor's [Office] because the indictment statement was composed with obvious violations of the law," said Ruslan Koblev, who represents notary Fail Sadretdinov, one of five suspects in the investigation into the July 9, 2004 killing. "Besides, the complete list of defense witnesses has not been compiled."
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Moscow court to select jury for Klebnikov murder trial.
RIA Novosty, 6 December 2005
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MOSCOW, December 6 (RIA Novosti) - A Moscow city court will select a jury December 29 in the trial of three suspects charged with murdering Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov .
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Russia Opens Hearing in Journalist's Death
Associated Press Newswires, 6 December 2005
MOSCOW (AP) - A court opened a preliminary hearing Tuesday in the trial of three ethnic Chechens accused of killing U.S. journalist Paul Klebnikov , one of the highest-profile murders in Russia in recent years. The proceedings took place behind closed doors, with the court deciding that Kazbek Dukuzov, Musa Vakhayev and Fail Sadretdinov will be tried by a jury, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported, citing Dukuzov's lawyer, Ruslan Khasanov.
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Russia Opens Hearings on Killing of American Journalist
Voice of America Press Releases and Documents, 6 December 2005
VOA English Service - The Moscow City Court has opened preliminary hearings on the 2004 killing of American journalist Paul Klebnikov .
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U.S. calls for open court session on Klebnikov's murder
Interfax News Service, 6 December 2005
MOSCOW. Dec 6 (Interfax) - The U.S. welcomed the beginning of the trial into the murder of Forbes Russia editor-in-chief Paul Klebnikov and called on the Russian authorities to conduct an open court session on the case. "This prosecution will send a message to those who threaten journalists that they will be held publicly accountable and prosecuted to the full extent of the law," says a statement from Adam Ereli, deputy spokesman at the U.S. Department of State issued by the U.S. embassy in Moscow on Tuesday.
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U.S. WELCOMES ACTION IN RUSSIA ON JOURNALIST MURDER CASE
States News Service, 6 December 2005
The following information was released by the State Department: The United States welcomes the scheduling of pretrial proceedings in Moscow for two of the persons charged with the July 2004 murder of Paul Klebnikov , the editor of Forbes Russia magazine.
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Moscow court to start hearings on murder of Russia Forbes editor.
ITAR-TASS World Service, 6 December 2005, By Alana Kudzoyeva
MOSCOW, December 6 (Itar-Tass) -- The Moscow City Court is to hold on Tuesday a preliminary hearing on the murder of Paul Khlebnikov , an editor of the Russian-language version of the magazine Forbes.
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Lawyer in Khlebnikov case calls for correcting errors.
ITAR-TASS World Service, 6 December 2005, By Alana Kudzoyeva
MOSCOW, December 6 (Itar-Tass) -- A lawyer of one of the defendants in murder of the editor-in-chief of the Forbes magazine's Russian version filed a petition requesting to return the case to the prosecutor's office for eliminating the shortcomings.
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Lawyer in Khlebnikov case calls for correcting errors.
ITAR-TASS World Service 6 December 2005 By Alana Kudzoyeva
MOSCOW, December 6 (Itar-Tass) -- A lawyer of one of the defendants in murder of the editor-in-chief of the Forbes magazine's Russian version filed a petition requesting to return the case to the prosecutor's office for eliminating the shortcomings. On Tuesday, the Moscow City Court began a preliminary hearing in trial of two Chechens accused of involvement in the murder. The petition was filed by the lawyer of another defendant, Fail Sadretdinov, who investigators said had masterminded the assassination attempt on a businessman.
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Defendants in the "Klebnikov case" faced Khodorkovsky's prosecutor
Russian Press Digest - Russica Izvestia 7 December 2005 Eduard Lomovtsev
The Moscow City Court opened a preliminary hearing Tuesday in the trial of two ethnic Chechens and a Moscow notary charged in the murder of Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov last year. The court decided that the Chechen suspects, Kazbek Dukuzov and Musa Vakhayev, and the notary, Fail Sadretdinov, would be tried by jury and that the jury would be selected on Dec. 29. Dukuzov and Vakhayev are accused of shooting Klebnikov, a U.S. citizen, outside Forbes' Moscow office on July 9, 2004.
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Forbes murder trial begins
SBS World Watch Bulletins, 7 December 2005
A preliminary hearing has opened in Moscow for the trial of three men accused in killing journalist Paul Khlebnikov. Paul Khlebnikov , the editor-in-chief of the Russian version of Forbes magazine, was killed last year.
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Defendants in the "Klebnikov case" faced Khodorkovsky's prosecutor
Russian Press Digest - Russica Izvestia, 7 December 2005, Eduard Lomovtsev
Russian Forbes editor Paul Klebnikov 's murder trial began The Moscow City Court opened a preliminary hearing Tuesday in the trial of two ethnic Chechens and a Moscow notary charged in the murder of Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov last year.
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Klebnikov murder suspect's lawyers request involvement in jury selection.
RIA Novosty, 8 December 2005
MOSCOW, December 8 (RIA Novosti) - Lawyers of Moscow notary Fail Sadretdinov, accused of masterminding and committing the murder of Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov , have submitted a petition to Moscow City Court, requesting involvement in the selection of jurors, one of the lawyers said Thursday. Ruslan Koblyov said, "We do not trust the objectivity of the court in preparing for the hearing, as at previous hearings the court refused to enter into the record our request for information on the case."
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Klebnikov murder suspect's lawyers request involvement in jury selection.
RIA Novosty 8 December 2005
MOSCOW, December 8 (RIA Novosti) - Lawyers of Moscow notary Fail Sadretdinov, accused of masterminding and committing the murder of Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov , have submitted a petition to Moscow City Court, requesting involvement in the selection of jurors, one of the lawyers said Thursday.
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