Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Unconfirmed: Ivan Fedyunin
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 1999|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Unconfirmed: Ivan Fedyunin, January 1999, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64952623.html [accessed 31 July 2015]|
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March 31, 1998, in Bryansk, Russia
Fedyunin, a political reporter with the local Bryanskie Izvestia newspaper who covered the Duma and regional national political events, was stabbed to death in his apartment. Police and colleagues discovered his body on April 2. Co-workers at the newspaper say he had recently published articles about alleged criminal activities of local companies involved in renovating apartments and believe his death was related to his personal life. Police reportedly arrested a suspect but have not identified him.