Brit journalist who covered Chechnya barred from Russia

A British journalist known for his coverage of Chechnya has been barred entry to Russia.

According to Reuters, former BBC and Times journalist Thomas de Waal had been due to attend a presentation on a Russian translation of his book on the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Reuters reported that de Waal was refused entry in order to assist the Russian authorities in ‘securing state security”.

He told Reuters: ‘”This clearly has to be because of the other main thing that I write about, which is Chechnya.”

Picture: Russian tanks in Chechnya from Reuters.

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