Russian Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin ordered a new probe into a 2008 attack on a Russian journalist, a committee spokesman said on Thursday.
In November 2008, Mikhail Beketov, the editor-in-chief of the Khimkinskaya Pravda newspaper, was severely beaten by unidentified attackers. He is now severely brain damaged and confined to a wheelchair.
The case was frozen in mid-September because investigators were unable to identify and charge any suspects.
MOSCOW, November 11 (RIA Novosti)