Oleg Kashin

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Beaten Russian Reporter Is Convicted of Slander

Latest action outrages watchdog group

(Newser) - A Russian journalist who lost a leg in a savage beating has now been convicted of slandering the politician he accused of corruption and plotting to hurt him. Reporter Mikhail Beketov has been ordered by a Russian court to pay $160 to Khimki Mayor Vladimir Strelchenko, triggering cries of outrage... More »

Russian Journo Beating Video Made Public

Attack could herald break between Medvedev and Putin

(Newser) - Video of the near-fatal beating of Oleg Kashin has surfaced online (click here to see it), drawing attention to the plight of journalists in Russia, the New York Times reports. President Dmitry Medvedev has taken a stand on the issue, involving the prosecutor general's office and tweeting, "The criminals... More »

Russian Reporter in Coma After Brutal Beating

Pro-Kremlin group had labeled him a 'traitor'

(Newser) - A brutal attack on a Russian reporter in Moscow has left him in a coma, the BBC reports. Two men ambushed Oleg Kashin, who writes for Kommersant, outside his apartment and beat him with metal rods. Fellow journalists and even President Dmitry Medvedev condemned the assault on the 30-year-old victim,... More »

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