Russian activists, western journalists attacked trying to enter Chechnya

Two western journalists and two Russian human rights activists were brutally attacked were brutally attacked as they were trying to enter Chechnya from neighboring Russian region Ingushetia, RFE/RL reports. A group of about 20 men believed to have come from Chechnya attacked the journalists and activists with knives and clubs and burned their minibus. Kremlin-backed Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has publicly vilified the human rights group to which the activists belonged.


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