[main page][map of the server][news of the server][forums][guestbook][press-service][hot issues]

Condolences to the family and next of kin of journalist Khadzhimurad Kamalov

December 16, 2011

The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO expresses condolences to the relatives of Khadzhimurad Kamalov, an independent publisher of Dagestan social and political weekly "Chernovik", killed tonight in Makhachkala, Dagestan.

This is a loss for Dagestan and all Russian journalism.

We can state with the great pain that it has been deadly dangerous in Russia to engage in honest journalism and openly discuss political issues.

It will be unfair if the people behind the murder go unpunished.

Four years ago our friend and colleague Farid Babaev was also murdered in Dagestan. Those who ordered this crime have not been found and have not been punished yet, and one of the perpetrators of this crime even escaped punishment.

We believe that there can be no peace in Dagestan and in Russia in general until all contract killings are investigated.

This means that Russian citizens are still living under the guns of political gangsters.

Sergei Mitrokhin,
Chair of the YABLOKO party


See also:

Human Rights

December 16, 2011

Rambler's Top100