Politkovskaya trial opens Monday

The trial into the killing of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006 opens in a Russian military court on Monday. The family of the slain journalist have long campaigned for an open trial, but that looks unlikely,

“We will demand that the trial be open. My mother was a journalist and I think it’s impossible to have… a closed trial,” Ilya Politkovsky, the slain journalist’s son, told AFP, adding that getting an open trial was “improbable”. link

Photo taken from Novaya Gazeta/AP.