06 Jun 2018 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 23 Oct 2017 n° 123/2017 Russian Federation

Ekho Moskvy Journalist Stabbed, Hospitalised in Moscow

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CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
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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
06 Jun 2018
On 11 May 2018, Boris Grits who stabbed journalist Tatyana Felgengauer was recognized as mentally unfit to stand trial for attempted murder and relieved of criminal responsibility.
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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