MOSCOW, October 16 - RAPSI. Another suspect in the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya will seek a jury trial, his lawyer Murad Musayev told RAPSI on Tuesday.

Dzhabrail Makhmudov will file the application after he finishes reading the case materials as prescribed by law, Musayev said, adding that they will begin reading the case materials soon.

Earlier, former Interior Ministry officer Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, who is another suspect in the case, also voiced his plans to seek a jury trial.

Politkovskaya was known for her investigative journalism on human rights issues in Chechnya. She was killed in the elevator of her residential building in Moscow on October 7, 2006. Investigators believe her murder was related to her work.

There are six suspects in the case – former police officer Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, Chechen-born Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, Kadzhikurbanov, and the Makhmudov brothers, one of whom is believed to have been the killer.