Skip to comments.Politkovskaya Murder Trial Defendant Shot in Moscow
Posted on 08/15/2013 8:05:04 AM PDT by Navy Patriot
A defendant in the ongoing murder trial of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was shot and wounded in the center of Moscow on Wednesday evening, his lawyer said.
Dzhabrail Makhmudov, who is currently on trial accused of involvement in the 2006 shooting death of Politkovskaya, was taken to a hospital and operated on, his lawyer Murad Musayev wrote on Facebook on Thursday.
The bullet hit Dzhabrail Makhmudov in the left thigh and passed through [his leg] just millimeters from his femoral artery. The doctors say Dzhabrail was unbelievably lucky: Just a fraction of a difference in the bullets trajectory could have cost him his life, Musayev wrote.
Police confirmed Makhmudov had been shot in the thigh at about 11 p.m. Wednesday near Ulitsa 1905 Goda metro station and said he had already been questioned.
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A defendant in the ongoing murder trial of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was shot and wounded in the center of Moscow on Wednesday evening... is currently on trial accused of involvement in the 2006 shooting death of Politkovskaya... "The doctors say Dzhabrail was 'unbelievably lucky:'..."That is lucky -- in a country with generations of gun confiscation, and in the capital to boot. Good thing it wasn't fatal, why, it's almost as if it was just a warning shot.
The only law that is working in Soviet Union, aka Russia, is the Law of Gravity.
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