Anna Politkovskaya nominated for EU's Human Rights Award
The prize is named after prominent Soviet nuclear physicist and human rights activist, Andrey Sakharov. It's awarded annually to a person or a group judged to have made a significant contribution to the promotion of human rights and democracy.
Anna Politkovskaya wrote extensively on corruption and human rights violations in the Chechen Republic. She was also a harsh critic of the Russian government.
She was shot dead in her apartment in October.
Last week 10 people were arrested in connection with her death.