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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is seen in Grozny, Russia, on May 10, 2019. Kadyrov recently threatened journalist Elena Milashina. (AP/Musa Sadulayev)

Chechen leader threatens journalist Elena Milashina over COVID-19 reporting

Vilnius, Lithuania, April 15, 2020 — Russian authorities should condemn Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s threats to journalist Elena Milashina and ensure her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A view of downtown Grozny, the capital of Russian North Caucasus region of Chechnya, on July 26, 2019. Russian journalist Elena Milashina was attacked in Grozny on February 6, 2020. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

Russian journalist Elena Milashina attacked in Chechnya

Vilnius, Lithuania, February 7, 2020 — Russian authorities should conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the attack against journalist Elena Milashina and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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People help a wounded man during a rally calling for opposition candidates to be registered for elections to the Moscow City Duma, the capital's regional parliament, in Moscow, Russia, on July 27, 2019. Police in Moscow attacked, threatened, and detained journalists covering protests in Moscow on July 27 and August 3. (Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva)

Moscow police detain, assault journalists covering protests

Washington, D.C., August 8, 2019–Russian authorities should allow journalists to cover protests freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today, after the detention of several journalists and the use of force by police against the media during demonstrations in Moscow on July 27 and August 3.

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A funeral wreath, severed goat's head, and threatening notes are left at the Moscow offices of Novaya Gazeta. (Novaya Gazeta/Anna Artemyeva)

Russia’s Novaya Gazeta is sent funeral wreath and goat’s head in latest threats

Kiev, October 18, 2018–Russian authorities should thoroughly investigate threats made against Russia’s independent newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A funeral wreath, a severed goat’s head, and threatening notes were sent to the newspaper’s Moscow office this week in what the paper said in an…

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Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported killed in the Ukrainian capital on May 29, 2018, speaks during a Ukrainian state security service press briefing in Kiev on May 30, 2018, where authorities announced the staging of his assassination. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

UPDATE: Russian journalist Babchenko’s assassination was staged

New York, May 30, 2018– Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who had been reported shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital yesterday, has appeared alive at a televised news conference in Kiev. Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, said the agency faked Babchenko’s death to catch those who were trying to kill him. “We…

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Russian journalist Yulia Latynina, pictured center in 2009 with other Novaya Gazeta journalists, is in hiding after a series of attacks on her home. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Independent journalist Yulia Latynina flees Russia following attacks

New York, September 11, 2017–Russian journalist Yulia Latynina, who writes a column for the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and hosts a weekly radio show on Ekho Moskvy, has fled Russia after a series of attacks, according to local and international reports. In the latest incident on September 3, attackers set fire to the journalist’s car,…

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The staff of embattled independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta pose for a photograph in Moscow in 2006. (AFP/Sergey Kuznetsov)

Uzbek journalist at risk of deportation allegedly tortured in Russia

New York, August 7, 2017–Russian authorities should credibly investigate allegations that bailiffs tortured Uzbek journalist Khudoberdi Nurmatov, and should not deport him to Uzbekistan, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in Moscow is scheduled to hear the journalist’s appeal of the order to deport him tomorrow, according to media reports.

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Russian independent journalist Yulia Latynina attacked

New York, July 20, 2017 — Russian authorities should investigate an attack on prominent independent journalist and columnist Yulia Latynina, bring those responsible to justice, and ensure her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In the early hours yesterday, unknown assailants sprayed a foul-smelling substance through an open window of Latynina’s house in…

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A man leaves the editorial office of Novaya Gazeta in Moscow, January 26, 2009. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta receives white powder in mail

New York, April 19, 2017–The independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta received an envelope containing an unidentified white powder this morning, the newspaper reported. The envelope’s only return address was “Grozny,” the capital of Chechnya, where preachers and political officials have recently threatened the newspaper for reporting on the alleged torture and detention of men suspected…

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People lay flowers made of newspapers to pay respects to slain Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya outside the newspaper's office in Moscow, October 7, 2014. (AP/Ivan Sekretarev)

Russian journalist flees Moscow following threats

New York, April 17, 2017–Russian authorities should immediately and thoroughly investigate threats made against Elena Milashina, an investigative journalist for the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and a former correspondent for the Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ said today. In an April 15 interview with The Washington Post, Milashina said that she left Moscow following…

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