Outrage Over Russian Journalist’s Death

The world’s largest journalist’s group is urging the Russia to aggressively probe the circumstances surrounding the recent death of journalist Ivan Safronov, who according to news reports, was working a story about Russian weapons sales to Syria and Iran when he fell from a fifth-story window in Moscow last week. “Journalists around the world are concerned that another colleague has fallen victim in Russia to people who use violence to silence journalists,” said Aidan White, general secretary of the Brussels based International Federation of Journalists, which on March 6 called on authorities to conduct “a thorough and transparent investigation.” A […]

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