Sent in “Novaya Gazeta” white powder found no hazardous substances

Sent in “Novaya Gazeta” white powder found no hazardous substances

Moscow. April 19. INTERFAX.RU — rapid analysis of powder received in envelope to the editor “the New newspaper” have not revealed the presence of hazardous substances, reported “Interfax” on Wednesday a press-the Secretary of the publication Hope Trusenkova.

“At the moment the police left, taking the envelope with him. Rapid analysis of powder made by the police on the spot showed that there are no dangerous substances,” she said. According to the source Agency, will later be examined of the substance from the envelope.

The fact of the appearance in the building of “the New newspaper” that envelope the journalists as the “bad joke” on the background of neurosis. “Unfortunately, this is not the first time. In edition already came a few years ago an envelope with a suspicious powder. Apparently, this time someone decided to add fuel to the fire,” — said the press Secretary of the newspaper.

Wednesday morning in “Novaya Gazeta” received an envelope with white powder of unknown origin, which in the column “Whence” ballpoint pen from the hand was written “terrible”. The evacuation of the edition was conducted.

“Interfax” has no comments of operational services for this reason.

The authorities ‘ response to the publication in “Novaya Gazeta”

Informed to “Novaya Gazeta” published a material that in Chechnya detained about 100 people suspected of homosexuality, additionally, because sexual orientation killed at least three people. Press Secretary of the head of Chechnya, Alvi Karimov denied this information, noting that “it is impossible to detain and harass someone simply not in the Republic.”

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not have reliable information about the alleged persecution in Chechnya gay men. “We don’t know how much this information is true. Of course, there are publications, and the bodies of internal Affairs will check”, — said Peskov told reporters.

In turn, the Council on human rights under the head of Chechnya reported that analyzed information about the persecution of the LGBT community in the country and have not found them “even indirect evidence”. “Having carefully studied the article “honor Killing”, as well as analyzing the incoming information and meeting with sources of information, the Council members did not find even indirect evidence referred to in article alleged facts,” — said in a statement on the website of the HRC under the President of the Russian Federation.

The Council claim that the author of the article was based on speculation and unreliable information, and the reasons for the writing “have nothing to do with the generally accepted standards of professional journalistic activity” and a provocation.