The Russian Investigative Committee wants to question German journalist Hajo Seppelt in the case of World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) informant Grigory Rodchenkov, the committee’s spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said on Tuesday.
"The Russian Investigative Committee will take measures to question German journalist Hajo Seppelt regarding the criminal case against former acting director of the Anti-Doping Center over the abuse of power and elimination of athletes' doping samples," the spokeswoman told reporters.
She noted that Russian investigators were seeking to question the journalist regarding the information which he learned when making a documentary about the alleged doping violations of Russian athletes.
Seppelt is an investigative journalist who is famous for his anti-doping research. He is the author of a number of documentaries, aired on the ARD channel on doping abuse in Russia. Following the release of Seppelt's first film, the WADA launched an investigation into the allegations of doping abuse in Russian sports. In November 2015, WADA's Independent Commission issued a report accusing Russia of numerous breaches of global anti-doping regulations.