Ekho Moskvy Journalist Stabbed, Hospitalised in Moscow

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Year 23 Oct 2017 Country Russian Federation Category A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Source of threat Unknown Partner CPJ , EFJ/IFJ , Index Alert level Level 1
23 Oct 2017 Russian Federation A. Attacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists Unknown CPJ , EFJ/IFJ , Index Level 1
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An unidentified assailant today broke into the Moscow office of Ekho Moskvy and stabbed Tatyana Felgengauer in the throat, the outlet's editor-in-chief, Alexey Venediktov, wrote on Twitter. Felgengauer, the deputy editor-in-chief and an anchor at the independent radio station, was hospitalised, according to media reports. Security staff apprehended the assailant, who is being questioned by police on charges of attempted murder, according to reports. Ekho Moskvy journalists have been previously targets of attacks and threats. In September 2017, one of the station's journalists, Yulia Latynina, reported that she had fled Russia after being attacked and threatened.

Updates

New 18 Jan 2018 : On 18 January 2018 Boris Grits’ detention was extended by the Presnensky District Court of Moscow until 23 April 2018.
24 Oct 2017 : On 24 October 2017 the Presnensky District Court of Moscow ruled to keep Russian Israeli citizen Boris Grits in custody until 23 December for the attempted murder of Tatyana Felgengauer.

Follow-ups

24 Oct 2017 : OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media condemns attack on Ekho Moskvy journalist.
23 Oct 2017 : CoE Secretary General appalled by violent attack against Russian journalist calls for the attack to be thoroughly and quickly investigated.
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