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That's 56 over 12 years. Apparently 5 is the new 80.
However, MZ does include activists in his number.
It should also be noted that 31 of 56 murdered journalists were killed during Yeltsin's time as President...back when there was "press freedom".
I am curious what a political activist is according to his sources, if he have any.
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However, MZ does include activists in his number.
Mr. Listyev was killed due to his influence on commercial revenues of the Russian TV rather then due to his journalist activity. A business-related murder as they say on Wiki. And, yes, that was the blessed Yeltsin's time.
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Up to 80 journalists and opposition activists per year have been murdered in Russia since Putin came to power. Practically everybody who dared to do "investigative journalism" to uncover something has been killed. Yeah, sounds like ordinary police work.
Yes, where are you getting these numbers?

The CPJ has a list of 80 journalists that indeed have been killed... but that is a list that starts in 1992 and is definitely not "yearly".

Here's a link to the CPJ's page. It's got information on all 80 journalists, in case anyone wants to dispute their numbers.
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A jury hearing over Mr. Nemtsov's murder opens in Moscow today:
http://www.interfax.ru/russia/530818
5 suspected criminals, all Chechens, were arrested, an alleged organizer Ruslan Mukhudinov is wanted by police.
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5 men are convicted for the murder of the former minister and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov by the jury. As expected a hysterical reaction from the British media and government:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-boris-nemtsov
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/f...ov-to-continue
It was wrong trial, yeah.
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