Editor-in-chief of Krasnoyarsk local anti-corruption newspaper shot dead

To Inform is to Influence

Dmitry Popkov

Yet another case of an attack against a journalist responsible for exposing Russian crime and corruption. 

This appears to be an acceptable crime in Russia.  “A criminal” will probably “be caught” after an impossibly swift investigation. 

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The murder of Dmitry Popkov might be job-related since the newspaper where he worked had published articles on corruption. The editor had remarked that many officials found them a “pain in the neck”.

Dmitry Popkov, the editor-in-chief of Ton-M newspaper and former deputy of Minusinsk town council in Krasnoyarsk Region, was found dead last night in the bathhouse of his own backyard.

A local resident called the police after he had heard claps sounding like shots at about 11 PM. The police arrived to find the body of the 42-year-old man with gunshot wounds. According to the local news outlet Sreda 24, Popkov could be killed with a gun with a…

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