08 December 2012, 17:10
Lukin will inform the community about the progress in investigation of murder of a journalist in Kabardino-Balkaria
Ombudsman of the Russian Federation Vladimir Lukin is going to be always aware of the process of investigation of murder of journalist Kazbek Gekkiev killed in Kabardino-Balkaria. He reported this on December, 7, after a session of Coordination Council of Ombudsmen.
Kazbek Gekkiev, broadcaster of STRC “Kabardino-Balkaria” aged 28, was killed on December, 5. Earlier, the journalists of the TV company received threats.
On December, 7, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev spoke of the necessity of calling to account the persons guilty in a live broadcast of five TV channels: “The First”, STRC, “Russia-1”, “NTV” and “Dozhd” (“Rain”). In Prime Minister’s opinion, the crime committed in Nalchik is a threat of destabilization of the situation in the Caucasus.
A number of issues connected with resonance murders of journalists will be discussed at an extraordinary session of Council for Human Rights (CHR) with the President of Russia appointed on December, 14, journalist Leonid Nikitinsky, member of editorial board of “Novaya Gazeta”, Secretary of the Russian Union of Journalists who is going to be present at the session, told the “Caucasian Knot” correspondent.
According to member of Public Chamber Anatoly Kucherena, “Today a journalist in “hot spots” works in no less dangerous conditions than an officer of law enforcement bodies or a state official for an attempt at which persons strict liability is stipulated”.
Member of CHR, Coordinator of civil initiative “The citizen and the army” Sergey Krivenko thinks that it is necessary to toughen criminal liability for obstruction of legal journalists’ activities.
Author: Oleg Krasnov; Source: CK correspondent