February 28, 2002

28/02/2002 – RUSSIA: ATTACK

Vienna, 28 February 2002

The South East Europe Media Organisation is concerned about a new attack on a journalist in Russia.

Marina Popova, a correspondent for the daily Moskovsky Komsomolets vo Vladivostoke, was assaulted in the middle of the day by two unknown assailants while she was walking through the courtyard of a hospital. Popova suffered head injuries. The attackers did not take valuables a gold watch.

In a article published in her newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets vo Vladivostok she alleging that some local police officers were protecting some persons.