Beketov at Rally

Journalist Mikhail Beketov, who was brutally beaten in 2008, joined about 150 protesters at a rally Sunday on Pushkin Square to demand full investigations into attacks on reporters and activists, RIA-Novosti reported.

Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin and environmental activist Konstantin Fetisov were both beaten earlier this month. They criticized the partial destruction of Moscow region’s Khimki forest, a project also opposed by Beketov, editor of a Khimki newspaper who lost a leg and sustained brain damage in an unsolved 2008 attack.

(MT)

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