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29 Aug, 2007 08:31

Politkovskaya case: court issues warrant for arrest of 10 detainees

A Moscow court has issued a warrant for the arrest of ten people detained in connection with the killing of Russian journalist, Anna Politkovskaya.

The warrant was issued by Moscow's Basmanny Court in response to a request from the Prosecutor General's Office and sanctioned the arrest of ten people already in detention.

Moscow's city court press-secretary Anna Usacheva announced the names of those arrested in connection with the case.

Among them are ethnic Chechens and former members of the Russian police and Security services.

They are Aleksey Berkin, Dmitry Lebedev, Tamerlan Makhmudov, Dzhabrail Makhmudov, Ibragim Makhmudov, Oleg Alimov, Magomed Dimelkanov, Akhmed Isayev, Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, and Dmitry Grachev.