New York, December 8, 2010--Authorities with Russia's Investigative Committee must show evidence that they are legitimately investigating the consecutive murders of two editors of the independent newspaper Tolyattinskoye Obozreniye,
the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Investigative Committee of Samara Region--which has jurisdiction over the cases of Valery Ivanov
(killed in April 2002) and Aleksei Sidorov
(killed in October 2003)--announced on November 18 that it had identified a circle of suspects in the murders.