On October 6, the European Parliament paid tribute to journalist Anna Politkovskaya, assassinated right four years ago.
"October 7 marks the fourth anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya's murder. She paid the ultimate price for dedicating her life to revealing the truth about the situation in the North-Caucasian region of Russia," said Jerzy Buzek, Chairman of the European Parliament, at a plenary session.
Mr Buzek called Russian authorities to investigate the murders of Politkovskaya and other journalists and human rights defenders committed over recent years, the Radio Liberty reports. "The perpetrators shall be brought to justice," the "Interfax" quotes the head of the European Parliament as saying.
See earlier reports: "Rally in memory of journalist Anna Politkovskaya held in Moscow," "ICPO wants to extend inquiry into Politkovskaya's murder till February 2011," "Joel Simon: ICPO admits mistake in Anna Politkovskaya's inquiry," "Moscow municipal court found legal the sentence for extortion in the Politkovskaya murder case."