Europe & Central Asia

2005

Case   |   Russia

RUSSIA

JUNE 28, 2005
Posted: July 1, 2005


Magomedzagid Varisov, Novoye Delo

KILLED—CONFIRMED

Machine-gun toting assailants opened fire on Varisov's sedan at around 9 p.m. as he was returning home with his wife and driver. Varisov sustained multiple bullet wounds and died at the scene. His wife was not injured; the driver was hospitalized with injuries, according to local press reports.
June 28, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Case   |   Russia

RUSSIA

JUNE 28, 2005
Posted: July 7, 2005

Nikolai Kochurov, Severodvinsky Rabochy

ATTACKED

Kochurov, editor-in-chief of Severodvinsk's independent newspaper, Severodvinsky Rabochy, was beaten by two unidentified assailants and hospitalized with head and arm injuries. Assailants waiting in the entry to Kochurov's apartment building struck him with a heavy object as the journalist left for work that morning, according to several local news reports. Police in Severodvinsk, a city in the Arkhangelsk region of northern Russia, opened a criminal case but did not immediately identify suspects.
June 28, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Russia

Russian reports say Maksimov murdered

New York, June 28, 2005--Police in the northwestern Russian city of St. Petersburg consider three senior police investigators to be suspects in the June 2004 disappearance of local reporter Maksim Maksimov, according to local press reports. Police now believe the journalist was murdered for his work, those reports said.

Maksimov, 41, an investigative reporter for the St. Petersburg weekly magazine Gorod (City), was last seen on June 29, 2004, when he went to meet with a source in the city's downtown district, the business daily Kommersant said. A month later, police located the journalist's car parked near a local hotel.

June 28, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Russia

Russian court imposes prison term in defamation case

New York, June 24, 2005—An arbitration court in the southern Russian city of Saratov convicted Eduard Abrosimov, a journalist and adviser to former regional governor Dmitry Ayatskov, of criminal defamation on Wednesday and sentenced him to seven months in a prison colony for defaming public officials in two articles published last year in national and local newspapers, according to local press reports.

June 24, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Letters   |   Serbia

CPJ gravely concerned about threat against editor

Dear Prime Minister Kostunica: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply dismayed by the Serbian Interior Ministry's failure to promptly respond to a credible death threat made against Grujica Spasovic, editor-in-chief of the Belgrade-based independent daily Danas (Today). An anonymous telephone threat was made to the newspaper on June 11 after Danas reported that your government has identified the town where indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic is hiding. We call on you to ensure that the threat is thoroughly investigated and that appropriate protection is provided to Spasovic.

June 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Opposition photojournalist dies six months after dispute

New York, June 22, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply saddened by the death on Sunday of Alim Kazimli, photo correspondent for the Baku-based opposition newspaper Yeni Musavat (New Equality). Despite a lengthy hospital stay and home medical treatment for a December 2004 stroke that left him partially paralyzed, the 51-year-old Kazimli died several days after falling into a coma. Family and colleagues said Kazimli's stroke was brought on by a violent argument involving the journalist and officials at a Baku police station, according to local and international press reports.
June 22, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Opposition photojournalist dies

New York, June 22, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply saddened by the death on Sunday of Alim Kazimli, photo correspondent for the Baku-based opposition newspaper Yeni Musavat (New Equality). Despite a lengthy hospital stay and home medical treatment for a December 2004 stroke that left him partially paralyzed, the 51-year-old Kazimli died several days after falling into a coma. Family and colleagues said Kazimli's stroke was brought on by a violent argument involving the journalist and officials at a Baku police station, according to local and international press reports.
June 22, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Uzbekistan

Correspondent detained, passport seized

New York, June 20, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the continued harassment of Tulkin Karayev, a correspondent for the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). Police in the southern Uzbek city of Karshi stopped Karayev last Thursday as he was trying to travel to the capital, Tashkent, to seek medical treatment, Karayev told CPJ in a telephone interview today. The detention came just two days after Karayev was released from prison after serving 10 days on a specious charge of "hooliganism."
June 20, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN

JUNE 16, 2005
Posted: June 21, 2005

Tulkin Karayev, Institute for War and Peace Reporting

HARASSED

Police in the southern Uzbek city of Karshi stopped Karayev as he was trying to travel to the capital, Tashkent, to seek medical treatment, Karayev told CPJ in a telephone interview. The detention came just two days after Karayev was released from prison after serving 10 days on a specious charge of "hooliganism."
June 16, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Russia

Russian prosecutors identify alleged mastermind in Klebnikov murder


New York, June 16, 2005—
The Russian Prosecutor-General's office said today that a Chechen separatist leader ordered the July 2004 slaying of Paul Klebnikov, editor of Forbes Russia, according to local and international press reports.

Vasily Lushchenko, spokesman for the prosecutor-general's office, identified the suspected mastermind as Khozh Akhmed Nukhayev, the subject of Klebnikov's 2003 Russian-language book, Conversation with a Barbarian: Interviews with a Chechen Field Commander on Banditry and Islam. Nukhayev, a former deputy prime minister in the Chechen separatist government, is not in custody and is being sought by law enforcement agencies, the prosecutor-general said.

June 16, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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