Orkhan Jemal on air of ‘Dozhd’ TV Company, September 12, 2015. Photo: http://ru.wikipedia.org

30 July 2019, 19:17

"Dossier" Centre releases report on deliberate murder of Orkhan Jemal

Journalist Orkhan Jemal and his colleagues killed a year ago in Central Africa were watched by local law enforcers and people related to the "Wagner's PMC" (Wagner's Private Military Company), announced the "Dossier" Centre in its report released today.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 30, 2018, journalist Orkhan Jemal, cameraman Kirill Radchenko, and director Alexander Rastorguev were killed in the Central African Republic (CAR) while they were shooting a documentary film about the activities of the "Wagner's PMC". The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Russia mentioned robbery as the main version of the attack on the journalists, but experts criticized the MFA's version.

Orkhan Djemal, a co-founder of the Muslim Union of Journalists of Russia, commented on a number of topics for the "Caucasian Knot", including the materials about the disappearance of singer Zelimkhan Bakaev in Chechnya and about the conflict between Ingush leader Yunus-Bek Evkurov and the Muftiate.

Today, on the anniversary of the deaths of Orkhan Jemal and his colleagues, the "Dossier" Centre published the 70-page "Dossier Centre's final report on the circumstances of the assassination of Orkhan Jemal, Alexander Rastorguev, and Kirill Radchenko in the CAR". The report contains conclusions on the inefficiency of the investigation into the murder of the journalists by investigators from Russia and the CAR.

The authors of the "Dossier" Centre's report questioned the version that the journalists were killed in a robbery attempt. According to the report, Orkhan Jemal, Kirill Radchenko, and Alexander Rastorguev were watched from the moment they arrived in the CAR, both by agents of the CAR's law enforcement bodies and people related to the "Wagner's PMC".

"The version of the 'ordinary robbery' is refuted by the facts. Thus, the nature of the wounds got by the journalists indicates that the murder was deliberate and professionally executed," states the report released by the "Dossier" Centre.

"The 'Dossier' Centre expresses the hope that due to the report, the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) will revise its position on the issue," the report states.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 30, 2019 at 01:48 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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