Swedish journalists protest murder of Russian colleague

Sweden’s ambassador to Russia has also attended the funeral of Anna Politkovskaja who was shot dead in Moscow on Saturday.

On Tuesday lunchtime, Swedish journalists held a demonstration outside the Russian embassy in Stockholm and lit candles in her memory.

Many Russians suspect Politkovskaja was murdered because of her work highlighting human rights abuses in Chechnya, and the 48 year old was also a strong critic of president Vladimir Putin.

He has described her murder as ”tragic” and has promised a full investigation. Journalists say the killing was a blow to the freedom of the press in Russia.