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Convicted accomplice in journalist Anna Politkovskaya murder collapses in Supreme Court

March 14, 2013, 11:22 UTC+3

The court also adjourned its meeting because of the presence of classified materials in the case

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MOSCOW, March 14 (Itar-Tass) – Ex-police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, convicted of complicity in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, has been taken bad in the Russian Supreme Court that considers his appeal against the sentence.

Before the meeting Pavlyuchenkov felt bad - he started shaking severely. After a medic of the Federal Penitentiary Service who was called to the court administered him an injection, he was able to participate in the hearing, but when asked by the court to stand up for identification, the convict could not rise and answered sitting.

The court asked the press and the rest of the audience to leave the courtroom, explaining it by the presence of classified materials in the case. After that a medical team entered the courtroom to examine Pavlyuchenkov.

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