RUSSIA: SEEMO calls for investigation of attack on independent journalist

RUSSIA, RUSSIA, 21/07/2017, 15:50

Vienna, 21 July 2017 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) harshly condemned the attack on investigative journalist and columnist Yulia Latynina in her home close to Moscow.

On 19 July, unknown perpetrators organized a gas attack the journalist.

Latynina, a columnist for the daily Novaya Gazeta and host of a weekly radio talk show, reported the incident and stated that the unknown substance caused in her house nausea, dizziness and diarrhea. The gas was sprayed over the windows and doors.

SEEMO expressed deep concern for the wellbeing and safety of Yulia Latynina, as well as her family, and call on authorities in Russia to conduct a transparent investigation and find the perpetrators of this attack.

SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe.


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