Politkovskaya suspect offered to surrender

Rustam Makhmudov, the main suspect in the murder of Anna Politkovskaya outside her Moscow apartment building in 2006, offered to turn himself in six months ago according to a lawyer for the suspect’s brother,

Six months ago, Makhmudov passed a message through his relatives from an undisclosed location that he would turn himself in if Russian authorities guaranteed an open trial for him in a separate kidnapping case against him, said Murad Musayev, a lawyer for Makhmudov’s brother Dhzabrail Makhmudov. Authorities refused to agree to Rustam Makhmudov’s conditions, Musayev said. link