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A Russian journalist burns herself in front of a police station in protest against the government

Russian journalist Irina Slavina, editor-in-chief of opposition news portal Koza.Press, was burned in front of a police station this Friday as a sign of protest against the Russian government, according to various media reports.

Before Slavina committed suicide, she left a note on her Facebook account asking “that the Russian government is held responsible for her death”. His house had been raided by the authorities just the day before the incident.

According to the TASS news agency, the security forces accused her of being part of an “undesirable organization”. A laptop and other electronic devices were confiscated during the raid.

A Russian journalist burns herself in front of a police station in protest against the government
A Russian journalist burns herself in front of a police station in protest against the government

The Kommersant newspaper said the case is part of an investigation into Mikhail Iosilevich, an oligarch who offered support to dissidents and opponents.

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