Ruslan Totrov and Oksana Sotieva. Collage prepared by the Caucasian Knot. Screenshot: http://alaniatv.ru/, "David Zhvania" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUl2n0d-8a8

23 January 2021, 08:45

Djabiev's widow criticizes authorities' version of beating Totrov

South-Ossetian authorities have tried to blame the opposition for the attack on the journalist, Ruslan Totrov, in Vladikavkaz, the widow of Inal Djabiev has stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on January 21, Ruslan Totrov, a blogger and a journalist of the "OsNova" edition, was attacked at his workplace in Vladikavkaz: his two teeth were broken, and his lip was smashed. Totrov said the attackers had claimed they were dissatisfied with his critical publications about the South-Ossetian president. Republic's authorities have assumed that the attack on Totrov was a provocation organized by the opposition.

Oksana Sotieva, Inal Djabiev's widow, has condemned the beating of the North-Ossetian journalist, Ruslan Totrov.

"We are outraged by the attack on the Russian journalist Ruslan Totrov, who always defends his independent position. State officials once again habitually blame the opposition of everything," Ms Sotieva told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 22, 2021 at 08:47 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Anna Djioyeva; Source: CK correspondent

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