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Another Russian journalist in coma after severe beating


The editor-in-chief of a weekly newspaper in the southwestern Russian city of Rostov-na-Donu is in a coma after he was severely beaten on Wednesday by unknown assailants.

Vyacheslav Yaroshenko suffered extensive head injuries and was operated on through the night. Doctors said his life hangs in the balance.

This is only the latest in a whole series of brutal attacks on Russian journalists in recent months – attacks which are not receiving the media attention they should in the West, but some of which I documented here.


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