Russia | U.S.-Russia relations aren't taking into account Moscow's growing number of mysterious murders
by Jill Nelson
Posted 11/15/08, 12:00 am
Russia's leading human-rights lawyer Karinna Moskalenko was due in Moscow for a preliminary hearing in a high-profile trial, but an onset of headaches, nausea, and swelling delayed her. Medical tests in the French city of Strasbourg confirmed her fears: mercury poisoning. Needless to say, Moskalenko missed the opening of the trial last month in a closed Moscow military court where she was to represent the family of Anna Politkovskaya, a prominent journalist and Kremlin critic who was shot and killed outside her Moscow apartment in 2006.