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Russia - Novaya Gazeta deputy editor flees into exile after threat from top cop

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Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Gen. Alexander Bastrykin, the head of Russia's Investigative Committee, an agency with powers similar to the FBI, personally threatened to kill Sergei Sokolov, the deputy editor of the independent Moscow-based tri-weekly Novaya Gazeta, because of his critical coverage of his agency. The press freedom organization also voices its full support for the journalists who are currently staging a protest in Moscow about the threat, some of whom (...)

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