Russia buries beaten journalist

Mourners farewell Khimki forest campaigner five years after he was beaten in unsolved assault.

    The funeral has taken place of a Russian journalist who died five years after a brutal attack during which he suffered brain damage.

    Mikhail Beketov was among the first to raise alarm about the destruction of Khimki forest during a highway construction project. He had suspicions that local officials were profiting from the project.

    Beketov died on Monday in hospital. His attackers were never identified.

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Moscow.


    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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