Vyacheslav Yaroshenko

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Russia

Top Developments• International community intensifies pressure to halt impunity.• Authorities restart investigations into Klebnikov, Politkovskaya murders. Key Statistic 19: Journalists murdered in retaliation for their work since 2000. Murder convictions have been won in one case. After a deadly decade for the press, the tone set by the Kremlin appeared to have changed. President Dmitry Medvedev said…

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Russian newspaper editor dies from head injuries

New York, June 29, 2009–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an independent investigation into the death of Vyacheslav Yaroshenko, editor-in-chief of the Rostov-on-Don newspaper Korruptsiya i Prestupnost, who succumbed today to head injuries suffered in an April attack, according to press reports. 

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Russian editor hospitalized, police refuse to investigate

New York, May 5, 2009–Authorities in Rostov-on-Don must launch a criminal investigation into a possible attack on the editor-in-chief of an independent newspaper who was found unconscious with a head wound in the early morning of April 30

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