Oleg Kashin: Investigative Committee Creates Illusion of Investigation into Assault

posted 6 Nov 2011, 23:49 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 6 Nov 2011, 23:54 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 03/11/11

· Freedom of speech  · Public Prosecutor’s Office  · Moscow city & Moscow region

journalist Oleg Kashin, brutally beaten in November 2010, is sceptical about the statement by the official representative of the Investigative Committee, Vladimir Markin, about the chances of finding those responsible for the attack on him.

In an interview with Interfax, Oleg Kashin said he is pessimistic about the investigation. “I am almost sure that the investigative committee is simply trying to create the illusion as the first anniversary of the attack approaches that something is being done,’ Kashin said. ‘A year has gone by and no one has been charged,’ he pointed out. [Read more]