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15 July 2016

posted 15 Jul 2016, 01:10 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 15 Jul 2016, 01:10 ]
Russia's FSB Demands List of Editors At Ekho Moskvy Radio

Russian security agents have stepped up their investigation of Ekho Moskvy radio, demanding a list of editors at the Moscow station as part of a probe into allegations that include inciting ethnic hatred. The station's editor-in-chief, Aleksei Venediktov, said on Twitter on July 14 that investigators from the Federal Security Service (FSB) asked for a list of employees at the station, one of the few independent media outlets remaining in Russia. He said the request was connected to an ongoing investigation involving an article published on the station's website in January by analyst and Kremlin critic Andrei Piontkovsky, who fled Russia in 2016. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [14 July 2016]