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Russia: Journalist Oleg Kashin Severely Beaten in Moscow

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Digital Activism, Environment, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, Politics, RuNet Echo

Journalist Oleg Kashin (LJ user kashin [1]/@KSHN [2]) was severely beaten [3] in Moscow Friday night and is now in intensive care. LJ users p0grebizhskaya [4] and navalny [5] host some of the initial Russophone discussions on the attack; Twitter reactions (RUS) are here [6]. One of Kashin's recent texts for the Russian daily Kommersant dealt with the Khimki Forest situation [7] (RUS, here [8] and here [9]); coincidentally, one of the Khimki Forest activists, Konstantin Fetisov, was severely beaten [10] (RUS) just a few days earlier [11] (ENG).