Alexa

Russian corruption reporter dies from head injury

Russian corruption reporter dies from head injury

Police in southern Russia say a local corruption reporter has died of head injuries sustained in a drunken fall _ but colleagues are sure he was attacked.
Vyacheslav Yaroshenko was the editor-in-chief of a Rostov-on-Don newspaper whose name translates as Corruption and Crime.
Police say the 63-year-old died Monday of a severe head injury sustained in a drunken fall April 30.
Colleagues claim Yaroshenko was attacked in revenge for his muckraking reporting. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has called for an investigation.
Russia is considered one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters. They are frequently harassed, threatened and killed for exposing facts that embarrass authorities.


Updated : 2021-03-06 10:58 GMT+08:00