A bike in the embankment in Vladikavkaz. Photo by Ekaterina Gerasimova

07 September 2019, 16:35

Journalist's walk along embankment in North Ossetia ends in detention

A bike ride of Ekaterina Gerasimova, a journalist, along the embankment in Vladikavkaz seemed to local law enforcers like the behaviour of a drug hider. Ms Gerasimova complained about ill-treatment at detention. She missed her train, but law enforcers helped her to catch up with the train in a police car.

On September 6, Ekaterina Gerasimova, an employee of the edition "7x7", travelled from Tbilisi to Penza with a transfer to train Vladikavkaz. "I had several hours between the bus and my train, and I decided to ride a bicycle along the embankment," she told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

While riding, the journalist stopped every 200-300 meters to take photos. She was stopped by two law enforcers who said that they had received information that Gerasimova was involved in drug dealing.

"I was afraid that they would plant something on me during the search," said Gerasimova, adding that she was already late for the train.

Law enforcers caught up with the missed train in Beslan in a police car; they explained that the journalist's behaviour looked like actions of a drug dealer who hides drug portions into some secret places. She agreed that her detention was not related to her professional activities, but noted that she had been detained by law enforcers.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Rustam Djalilov; Source: CK correspondent

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