There is still no tangible progress in Politkovskaya murder investigation

There is no tangible progress in the search for the mastermind of Novaya Gazeta investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya's murder, the victim's son Ilya told Interfax on Sunday.

"We, the aggrieved party, still do not know the mastermind's name. We think detectives have made no progress in the search for him," he said.

Ilya added that the investigators had made certain progress.

"There is some movement. It is not very active but still," he said.

Human rights defenders and civil activists held a picket to commemorate Politkovskaya in Novopushkinsky Park on Sunday. They brought the late journalist\'s portraits and photographs.

"I am glad that the majority of participants in the picket commemorating my mother are young," Ilya Politkovsky said.

Politkovskaya, known for investigating human rights violations in Chechnya, was killed in the elevator of her Moscow home on Oct. 7, 2006. Murder in the line of duty is the main theory of the police.

There are six suspects in the case, namely suspected organizer Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, former police colonel Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, former police officer Sergei Khadzhikurbanov and three Makhmudov brothers, one of them, Rustam, is suspected of killing the journalist.

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