Rights activists, journalists attacked in Ingushetia are also robbed

The men who attacked a bus carrying journalists and human rights activists in Ingushetia stole 1,000 euros and $250 from them, a source from the law enforcement authorities told Interfax.

The investigators have found out that the assailants took two cell phones, 1,000 euros and $250, he said.

The press service of the Ingush Interior Ministry announced the opening of a criminal inquiry under Part 2, Article 162 of the Russian Criminal Code - "Robbery committed by a group of persons in a preliminary conspiracy, as well as with the use of weapons or objects used as weapons."

The maximum punishment for this felony is ten years in prison.

A group of unknown men driving three vehicles attacked rights activists from the combined mobile team and journalists from the Committee against Torture on the administrative border between Ingushetia and Chechnya at approximately 7:15 p.m. on March 9. The journalists and rights activists were beaten, cell phones were taken from two of them, and the rights activists' vehicle was smashed and fire was set to it.




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