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Journalists Killed in 1996 - Motive Confirmed: Nadezhda Chaikova

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1997
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Obshchaya Gazeta
March 30, 1996, in Gehki, Russia

Chaikova, a correspondent for the Russian weekly Obshchaya Gazeta who was known for her exposés of Russian military atrocities and close contacts with the Chechen rebels, was fatally shot, execution-style. Her body was discovered March 30 outside the Chechen village of Gehki. Chaikova was known to have filmed the destroyed village of Samashki, leveled in an attack by Russian federal troops. While Russian federal troops are suspected in her death, the killing may have been ordered by Chechen fighters acting on rumors spread by Russian secret police that she was a spy.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:War
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials
Taken Captive:No


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