Journalists, human rights defenders attacked in Russia


The president of the International Federation of Journalists, Jim Boumelha, said: “We call on the Russian government to take every necessary step to ensure journalists can report freely on the ground”.

Journalists, human rights defenders attacked in Russia

Armed with baseball bats, a group of unidentified masked men attacked foreign and Russian journalists and activists in the North Caucasus, at the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia, on March 9.

The Russian Union of Journalists was quick to condemn the attack. The International and European Federations of journalists (IFJ/EFJ) followed suit, calling on the Russian authorities to investigate the case and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Six journalists were targeted by the attack: O...

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