Journalists Killed  |  Russia

Viktor Mikhailov

Zabaikalsky Rabochy

May 12, 1996, in Chita, Russia

Mikhailov, a crime reporter for the daily Zabaikalsky Rabochy in southeastern Siberia, was beaten to death in broad daylight in the city center of Chita. He had been working on a series of articles about crime and the work of law enforcement agencies.


Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: Crime

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Criminal Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: Yes

Threatened: No


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