Russian journalist sets herself on fire and dies near police HQ

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The editor of a Russian news website died after setting herself on fire outside a regional police headquarters on Friday 2 October. This occurred a day after officers searched her residence.

Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed the death of Kolza.Press editor Irina Slavina in Nizhny Novgorod, a city of 1.2 million. It’s located about 235 miles east of Moscow.

Meanwhile, the independent news site Meduza reported that Slavina left a message on Facebook saying her death should be blamed on Russian authorities.

Slavina reported on Thursday 1 October that police searched her home, although the nature of the search was not clear.

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