Russian anti-corruption journalist dies after 'revenge attack'

The editor of a Russian newspaper called Corruption and Crime has died from head injuries.

According to AP, police say Yyacheslav Yaroshenko, 63, hurt his head in a drunken fall. But, AP reports that colleagues “are sure it was a revenge attack for muckraking journalism”.

Russian is considered the third most dangerious country in the world for journalists after Iraq and Algeria. Some 50 journalists have been killed in Russia since the end of the Soviet era.

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