Russian reporters killed in Central African Republic had investigation with Vladimir Putin opponent Mikhail Khodork…


MOSCOW — Russian journalists who were killed in the Central African Republic had been working on an investigation into Russian private military contractors and the mining industries there, their editor said Wednesday. The reporters were killed in an ambush earlier in the week outside the town of Sibut in the CAR, according to local and Russian officials. CAR officials have only said that the reporters were found dead after being kidnapped by about 10 men wearing turbans and speaking only Arabic, but have yet to give further details.

Exiled Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Facebook Wednesday that the journalists were collaborating with his investigative project on a story entitled “Russian mercenaries.”

Andrei Konyakhin, the chief editor of Khodorkovsky’s…

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