Novaya Gazeta reporter Elena Milashina diagnosed with cranial injury and multiple fractures

Journalist Elena Milashina underwent a checkup in a Moscow hospital after being brutally attacked in Chechnya, Novaya’s editorial office reported.


The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case over “deliberate infliction of moderate bodily harm” and "deliberate infliction of light bodily harm" after yesterday’s attack on Milashina and attorney Alexander Nemov, the committee announced.

The examination revealed that Milashina suffered a closed head injury, up to 14 carpal bone fractures, and multiple haematomas. “Her mind is clear and her condition is stable,” the newspaper added.

Journalist Elena Milashina and lawyer Alexander Nemov returned to Moscow in the early hours of 5 July after being attacked in the Chechen Republic the previous day.

The two arrived in the Chechen capital Grozny for the sentencing of Zarema Musaeva, mother of persecuted human rights activists, who was kidnapped by Chechen law enforcement in January and condemned to 5.5 years in prison. On their way from the airport, their vehicle was blocked by armed men who beat them up brutally and destroyed their technical equipment. Nemov recounted that the attackers threatened to shoot them and pointed a gun at their heads.

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