WARSAW, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Polish foreign
ministry on Sunday called for severe punishment of the killers of Russian
journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the PAP news agency reported.
"We hope Russia metes out severe punishment to Anna Politkovskaya's killers," Polish foreign ministry spokesman
Andrzej Sados said in response to the slaying of Politkovskaya on Saturday in
Politkovskaya, 48, a Russian investigative journalist
known for her critical coverage of the war in Chechnya, was found dead on
Saturday in the elevator of her Moscow apartment. She had two gunshot wounds,
one to the head.
"We are deeply ... saddened by this shocking murder,"
Sados said, adding that Poland hopes Russia's judicial organs will find and
severely punish those responsible for the killing. Enditem
A medical orderly carries out the body of journalist Anna Politkovskaya in Moscow. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)
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