Probe into Russian journo’s death to be reopened

AP – Russian authorities are reopening a probe into the unexplained death of investigative journalist and parliamentary deputy Yuri Shchekochikhin in 2003. Shchekochikhin died after a brief, mysterious ailment that caused him to lose his hair and suffer severe skin problems. He worked at Novaya Gazeta with Anna Politkovskaya, an investigative reporter and Kremlin critic who won acclaim for her reporting on Chechnya and was gunned down in October 2006 in Moscow.