MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, a group of assailants attacked a bus carrying nine activists and journalists on the border between Russia's Chechnya and Ingushetia regions. Four people were hospitalized, including a Norwegian journalist and a Swedish reporter.
"I am very concerned about the violent attacks against the Joint Mobile Group and against journalists in Ingushetia. I urge the Russian authorities to provide immediate protection to these human rights defenders and intervene to stop the assaults which are reportedly taking place against the NGO's office in Ingushetia," Muiznieks wrote on his official Facebook account.
Earlier in the day, a member of staff of the Russian hospital where the victims of the attack are being treated said their condition was satisfactory.
A probe into the incident has been launched.