Thousands mourn self-immolated Russian journalist Slavina
By Abiodun Ogundairo
12 October 2020 | 11:45 am
Journalists in Russia increasingly report of draconian laws and heavy-handed intimidation against them. A day after her home was subjected to a search, news editor Irina Slavina took her protest to the local police headquarters, with tragic consequences.
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