Clarification from Russia on journalists

29th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

29 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Dutch embassy in Moscow is going to ask the Russian foreign affairs ministry for clarification on the treatment of two Dutch journalists. The two men were picked up by police in Nizjni Novgorod last weekend. A spokesperson reported this on Wednesday.

29 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Dutch embassy in Moscow is going to ask the Russian foreign affairs ministry for clarification on the treatment of two Dutch journalists. The two men were picked up by police in Nizjni Novgorod last weekend. A spokesperson reported this on Wednesday.

Dutch correspondent Remco Reiding of the associated press service GPD and a reporter for newspaper Trouw were prevented from practising their profession during an anti-Putin demonstration that turned violent.

Reiding wrote in his account of the demonstration how he was picked up by the Russian crowd control troops (OMON). His jacket was torn and he suffered scratches and swelling on his face after being taken by the troops. The two were freed after being brought to the police station.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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