Monday, March 05, 2007
Dude! Another "Accidental" or "Suicidal" Russian Death
Sometimes, sometimes, you have to close your eyes to smell the shit.

That is certainly not the case here.

Another Kremlin critic, this time a journalist, has died. Ivan Safronov, writer for Kommersant, died from a fall from a fifth story window from his apartment building. Those Russian journalists are dropping like flies!

From the article:
“For some reason, it is those journalists who are disliked by the authorities who die in this country,” the daily Moskovsky Komsomolets said Monday. “Ivan Safronov was one of those. He knew a lot about the real situation in the army and the defense industries and he reported it.”

Russia is among the most dangerous countries for journalists, plagued by attacks on reporters who seek to expose official corruption and other abuses. The problem was highlighted by the October killing of Anna Politkovskaya, an investigative reporter and a harsh critic of human rights abuses in Chechnya.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said in January that 13 Russian journalists have been murdered in contract-style killings since 2006, making Russia the third-deadliest country for journalists after Iraq and Algeria in the past 15 years.

If they aren't careful, those Russian Security Services are going to run out of creative "accidental" ways to kill people. I'm just sayin'...

Here's another thought, why, if it was suicide, didn't he kill himself in his home or from a window of his home? Seems weird to me he'd choose the window in the hallway...

But then, I'm not among the "authorities" "investigating" the "suicide." Paint me skeptical, but the accidents, street crimes, and bizarre deaths by fancy rare substances are just too much for me to swallow.


posted by Phoenix | 11:14 AM


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