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    A group of Journalists and bloggers are holding rally on Saturday near the Moscow police headquarters demanding the thorough investigation into the attack on Kommersant journalist.

     A group of Journalists and bloggers are holding rally on Saturday near the Moscow police headquarters demanding the thorough investigation into the attack on Kommersant journalist.

    The political correspondent of Russian business daily, Kommersant, Oleg Kashin was severely beaten by the unknown assailants near his house in Moscow early on Saturday. The journalist suffered jaw and leg fractures as well as the finger injuries. Kashin was sent to the intensive care unit of one of Moscow's hospitals.

    About fifty people including famous Russian bloggers and journalists are carrying the posters reading: "Journalist Oleg Kashin has been attacked, I urge to find the authors and performers [of the crime]."

    The attack on Kashin was probably linked to his work, the newspaper's editor-in-chief said earlier on Saturday.

    Russia has one of the poorest journalist safety records in the world. With at least 35 journalists murdered between 2000 and 2009, the International Press Institute places Russia fifth in its ranking of countries most dangerous for journalists, after Iraq, the Philippines, Colombia and Mexico.

    MOSCOW, November 6 (RIA Novosti)

     

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