Nina Ognianova: 'We call for the immediate and unconditional release of Zhalaudi Geriyev.'

posted 14 Nov 2016, 00:32 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 14 Nov 2016, 00:41 ]
'We call for the immediate and unconditional release of Zhalaudi Geriyev, who has already spent seven months in jail on trumped-up charges in retaliation for his journalism. Chechnya is one of the most dangerous regions to be a journalist, and Geriyev is one of the courageous few to live and report independently from the republic.'

Nina Ognianova, Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists

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Source:
'Chechen court to hear reporter's appeal of conviction on retaliatory charges,' Committee to Protect Journalists, 11 November 2016
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