Politkovskaya case to be retried
Anna Politkovskaya worked for Novaya Gazeta newspaper
Russia's Supreme Court has overturned the acquittal of three men accused of involvement in the 2006 killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
The court ordered that the three men face a retrial.
Sergei Khadzhikurbanov and brothers Dzhabrail and Ibragim Makhmudov were acquitted in February after a trial that critics said was farcical.
Politkovskaya was a staunch critic of the Kremlin and her supporters allege official involvement in her death.
The Kremlin has dismissed such claims.
The Supreme Court decision came after prosecutors appealed against the not guilty verdicts handed down by a Moscow court.
The process of the trial was strongly criticised by Russian journalists and human rights groups.
Even so, Politkovskaya's supporters have always said that even guilty verdicts would not have been satisfactory.
None of the three was accused of being the actual killer.
The suspected gunman, Rustam Makhmudov - brother of two of the other suspects - has still not been caught. And campaigners say it is those who ordered the killing that they really want to see in the dock.