Timur Kuashev. Photo: RFE/RL

16 December 2014, 12:34

RWB: the only journalist murdered in Russia in 2014 was Timur Kuashev

The international human rights organization "Reporters Without Borders" (RWB) has published a report about the journalists, killed, kidnapped and jailed in 2014. Timur Kuashev, journalist and rights defender from Kabardino-Balkaria, is named as the only Russian reporter killed for professional reasons.

The preview of the report states that it includes only those cases, in which it is proved that the journalist suffered because of his/her professional activities.

The spreadsheet with the data on journalists' murders has placed Russia between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia. Timur Kuashev is named as the only reporter killed in Russia; and the magazine "Dosh" is indicated as his workplace.

In total, according to the RWB, this year 66 journalists were assassinated in the world, while last year the figure was 71.

Earlier, the international Human Rights Watch issued a statement expressing the confidence that Kuashev was killed because of his active citizenship, and demanding an impartial and thorough investigation into this case.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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