Criminal case launched after attack against journalists in Ingushetia
MOSCOW, March 10 (RAPSI) – Investigators from the Interior Ministry have launched a criminal case after an attack against human rights activists and journalists at the border between the Russian republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya, RIA Novosti reported on Thursday.
Igor Kalyapin, Chairman of the Committee on Prevention of Torture said that a group of unknown people, travelling on three automobiles, attacked activists and journalists around 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Several people were beaten, two had their mobile phones taken from them. Autobus of the activists was broken and set on fire.
According to authorities of Ingushetia, nine people were inside the autobus on the moment of attack. Four people, including journalists from Norway and Sweden, were transferred to a local hospital; there is no immediate danger to their health.