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Inquiry resumed in reporter death

July 04, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Detectives said they had reopened an investigation into the 2004 shooting death of a U.S. reporter. The move comes just days after officials drew criticism from the journalist's family for halting the probe.

The family of Paul Klebnikov has called on President Obama, who is to visit Moscow next week, to press Russia to bring his killers to justice.

Alexander Bastrykin, the head of the prosecutor-general's main investigative unit, said the investigation had been restarted. He gave no explanation.

Klebnikov, editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, was shot as he left his office in central Moscow on July 9, 2004. A jury in 2006 acquitted two men of the shooting.

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