Journalist questioned by FSB after writing article about Chechnya
Svetlana Reiter, a special correspondent for Esquire Russia magazine has been summoned by the Federal Security Service
Svetlana Reiter told Gazeta.ru how she was summoned. "A policeman from Nizniy Novgorod, Savelyev Igor, called me on the phone and invited me to be questioned in Moscow's FSB office. I had a chance to decline the summons, but I decided to go there with my lawyer Dmitry Dinze," Reiter said.
The article "Caucasian greyhounds" was published in Esquire Russia's July-August issue. It was a compilation of stories told by Igor Kalyapin, the head of anti-torture committee about people disappearing in Chechnya. He spoke about some facts from the biography of Yury Budanov, a Russian officer who allegedly raped and killed a Chechen woman. Kalyapin also told his own version of the killing of Natalya Estemirova, a famous human rights defender in North Caucasus who was killed in 2009.
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