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Aleksandr Cherkasov: An Ordinary Journalist, an Ordinary Murder

posted 10 Dec 2012, 02:45 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 10 Dec 2012, 02:46 ]
6 December 2012

Source: Echo of Moscow 

Today in Kabardino-Balkaria they said goodbye to the journalist Kazbek Gekkiev. Yesterday the local news host was hailed on the road home, his identity confirmed, and shot. We offer our condolences to his family and friends. If you talk and listen a bit, you begin get the impression that no one is surprised anymore when journalists are murdered in the North Caucasus. Meaning that when a high-profile journalist is murdered, it is treated as if it were an obvious outcome. [Read more]

Aleksandr Cherkasov is chair of the board of the Memorial Human Rights Centre