Elena Kostyuchenko makes statement regarding the attack to the police officer. Photo by Alan Tskhurbaev for the 'Caucasian Knot'.

03 September 2016, 19:04

Elena Kostyuchenko and Diana Khachatryan report about new attack on them in Beslan

An unknown man attacked journalists Elena Kostyuchenko and Diana Khachatryan, when they were at the cemetery in Beslan, and began beating them. The policemen nearby stayed idle. This was reported by Diana Khachatryan.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that today, in Beslan, a group of young people attacked Ella Kesaeva, the leader of the organization "Voice of Beslan", Elena Kostyuchenko, a reporter of the newspaper "Novaya Gazeta", and Diana Khachatryan, a journalist of the edition "Takie Dela". The attackers poured the women with green paint, seized their mobile phones, and fled in front of the police.

A new attack on the journalists occurred at the cemetery of Beslan, where they were attacked by a man in civilian clothes. Later, the journalists found out that the man was a caretaker of the cemetery and that his child was killed in the Beslan terror act.

"He approached us and told us to 'get out of there.' He took us by the collars of our clothes and dragged us on the ground. Then he stopped and began to beat Lena. He hit her in the face. He thought that we were responsible for everything and that we staged the action on September 1. The policemen stayed about seven meters. They did not interfere," the "Novaya Gazeta" quotes Diana Khachatryan as saying.

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

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