In Russia, the new point-counterpoint for journalists

Posted: May 18, 2010 in Crime, Current events, Politics
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“…’Last spring, I called for the resignation of the city’s leadership,’ Mr. Beketov said in one of his final editorials. ‘A few days later, my automobile was blown up’…Not long after, he was savagely beaten outside his home and left to bleed in the snow. His fingers were bashed, and three later had to be amputated, as if his assailants had sought to make sure that he would never write another word. He lost a leg. Now 52, he is in a wheelchair, his brain so damaged that he cannot utter a simple sentence. ” Here.

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