‘I think they wanted to kill him’
“The thing that bothers me is that at the moment of the beating, they broke his fingers. It is completely obvious that the people who did this did not like what he was saying and what he was writing. I don't know what specifically they did not like, but I firmly connect this with his professional activities.”
—Mikhail Mikhailin, editor of Moscow’s daily Kommersant, on the brutal beating of his reporter, Oleg Kashin (New York Times, 11/06/10)
(“Kashin . . . is in a medically induced coma in a Moscow hospital with a concussion, a broken jaw, fractures in both legs and broken fingers, the newspaper reported Saturday. At least one finger was severed at the joint.”—Ellen Barry, NYTimes, 11/6/10)Oleg Kashin Photo: Svetlana Privalova/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images
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