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Driver of journalists killed in CAR not linked to Gendarmerie: Russian Investigators

Moscow, Jan 11 (UNI) The driver of three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic (CAR) in July, 2018 was not linked to the Gendarmerie, Russian Investigative Committee Spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said on Friday.
"From the testimony of driver Bienvenu Douvokam, questioned with the participation of Russian investigators, it follows that he met with journalists on the day of their arrival in the evening at a cafe in Bangui. As he speaks English and has an SUV, journalists suggested he accompany them on trips across the country... The driver has no relation to the gendarmerie," Ms Petrenko said.
By initiating reports related to the murder of three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Investigations Management Center (Tsur) is seeking to justify its own mistakes and lay the blame for the killing on those who are not involved, she added.
Russian journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, film director Alexander Rastorguev and operator Kyrill Radchenko were killed in the CAR in late July.
Tsur, the investigative media outlet of Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky, confirmed that it had sent the journalists to the CAR to work on a documentary about Russian military instructors operating in the country.
"It should be noted that by initiating publications on this topic in the media, the Investigations Management Center clearly aims to justify its own mistakes when preparing for this dangerous trip. [Tsur] prefers to offer its own versions and blame those who are not involved. But the obvious things can be denied only until all the facts of the incident are established," Sputnik quoted the Spokeswoman as saying.

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US Aviation Trade Unions warn of 'Unprecedented' safety threat amid govt shutdown

24 Jan 2019 | 5:24 PM

Washington, Jan 24 (UNI) Trade unions of US air traffic controllers, pilots and flight attendants warned the Congress and the White House in a joint statement that the shutdown posed an "unprecedented" threat to air safety environment, which "is deteriorating by the day" over understaffing and overtime work without pay.

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Hong Kong: Investors defrauded of US$79 million, 14 arrested

24 Jan 2019 | 5:20 PM

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Death toll rises to 26 in Indonesia floods

24 Jan 2019 | 5:18 PM

Jakarta, Jan 24 (UNI) Death toll has risen to 26 after torrential rains triggered massive landslides in including provincial capital Makassar of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province.

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US frees Iranian journalist after 11 days

24 Jan 2019 | 5:10 PM

Washington, Jan 24 (UNI) Caretaker of Iran's Interest Section in the United States Mehdi Atefat confirmed on Thursday that Marzieh Hashemi, a news anchor for Iran's English-language Press TV, who was in a US jail for past 11 days have been freed.

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