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The Committee to protect journalists urged Minsk not to interfere with the press in the country

Based in new York, a non-governmental organization "Committee to protect journalists" (CPJ) has called on the Belarusian authorities not to interfere with press to cover events in the country and investigate attacks on them.

According to the Committee, when reporting on the riots attacked the police on Sunday attacked at least four journalists, at least five were arrested. Also on Monday was detained at least three journalists in Hrodna, said the Committee.

The Committee to protect journalists asked to protect the editor-in-chief of the Dagestani media

Based in new York, a non-governmental organization "Committee to protect journalists" (CPJ) called on the authorities of Dagestan to ensure the protection of the journalist Svetlana Anokhina, which, according to the Committee, threatened.

Last Saturday, the interior Ministry in Dagestan said that the police began checking on the fact of death threats to the journalist. According to the Agency, Anokhina received threatening phone calls is unknown, the audio recording of the call added to her statement. According to media reports, Anokhina chief editor in the publication "Daptar", which focused on the situation of women in North Caucasian society.

The chief of police of Minneapolis apologized to the journalists

The chief of police of Minneapolis, Medaria of Arredondo apologized to the journalists, which was attacked by the police, among the victims was the correspondent of RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev.

"There was a video of the use of rubber bullets and tear gas against journalists... the media must be protected," said Arredondo at a press conference, which was broadcast on local television in Minneapolis.

In the US, human rights activists interested in the attack on the journalist of RIA Novosti

American human rights organization "Committee to protect journalists" (CPJ) is interested in the police assault on the correspondent of RIA Novosti news Agency while covering protests in Minneapolis, said the correspondent Mikhail Turgiev.

On the same day, management issued a letter to governors of States, mayors of cities and chiefs of police with a demand to stop attacks on journalists. According to them, the number of incidents across the country is unprecedented. Total consideration is more than 280 occasions.