Center for Investigation Management journalists return to Moscow escorted by traffic police
The investigators have seized a laptop, two copters, and mobile phones from the camera crew.
Journalists from the Center for Investigation Management have returned to Moscow from the Tula region, where they had planned to do a news segment on Zubr hunting farm. This is reported by MBKh-Media.
According to the news portal, the journalists were accompanied by a traffic police regiment.
It was previously reported that the Center for Investigation Management camera crew was detained at the entrance to Zubr hunting farm, which, according to some sources, is Rosneft Head Igor Sechin’s favorite place for hunting. At first, the journalists had been blocked by SUVs belong to the farm. Then officers of the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate arrived and took the journalists to police department.
Zubr administration claimed that the journalists had been involved in a road accident and fled the scene. In turn, camera crew members stated that the farm employees interfered with their investigation. As a result, the journalists were held in the police department for eight hours and then sent to Moscow; their laptop, two shooting copters, and five mobile phones had been seized.
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