In Africa killed Russian journalists

In Africa killed Russian journalists

Orkhan Jemal, Alexander Rastorguev and Kirill Radchenko became victims of attacks by unknown.

On Tuesday, July 31, it became known about the murder in Central African Republic (CAR) three Russian journalist Orhan Cemal, cameraman Kirill Radchenko and documentary filmmaker Alexander Rastorguev. They went in the CAR to make a film about the activities there of Russian private military companies for online project control Center “investigation”. The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case on the fact of murder of Russians, and the Russian foreign Ministry deals with the return of their bodies home.

First about the death of Russians in the Central African Republic reported Tuesday by the French news Agency AFP. Citing its sources, the Agency reported that three Russians were stopped at the checkpoint, and later killed by “unknown armed men”. Their bodies were found North of Bangui, capital of CAR, on the way from the town of Kaga-Bandoro in sibyu and delivered Tuesday morning to the base of the UN mission in sibut. First, the media reported that the driver, who accompanied the Russians “lost”. It turned out that he survived and gave testimony about the attack is unknown. It was reported that the victims found the press card of the Russian media. But in Embassy of Russia in Bangui about the stay in the country of Russian journalists knew nothing. A Kommersant source in the Russian foreign Ministry claims that the film crew arrived on tourist visas.

Later the ex-wife of Orhan Cemal, a journalist of “Novaya Gazeta” Irina Gordienko said The Bell, which identified the husband’s photograph. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova confirmed the death of the Russians, declared that the foreign Ministry is in contact with the law enforcement agencies of both Russia and the Central African Republic in order to reveal the circumstances of the death and prepare to ship their bodies home.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation on Tuesday evening said that the death of journalists, a criminal case on signs of the crime provided by part 2 of article 105 of the RF criminal code (murder of two and more persons). Section 3 of article 12 of the criminal code allows the TFR to initiate and investigate cases on the facts of crimes committed by foreign nationals in other countries against Russian citizens. In such cases, the TFR cannot independently conduct the investigation directly on the territory of another state, but may make the necessary requests to local law enforcement.

The known dead

War correspondent Orhan Dzhemal, the Director-documentarian Alexandr Rastorguev and operator Kirill Radchenko went to the CAR July 27 for the film about activities in the country of Russian private military companies (PMCs). The work was carried out within the framework of a joint project with online resource control Center “investigation”, funded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky and specializiruetsya on the investigation of Russian officials and businessmen close to the regime. “Last time the guys were out on Sunday — said in a Facebook message “Center”.— It is impossible to believe, but hopes that this bug no longer exists. This is a terrible grief for all of us. We grieve for our comrades”. Member of “Centre” Anastasia Gorshkova told “Kommersant” that, according to her, the scene was missing hardware and a considerable amount of money.

47-summer rostovchanin Alexander Rastorguev is considered one of the most significant and radical Directors of the Russian cinema. Fifteen of his on-screen work, some made in a rare genre of a documentary Comedy — for example, “fire tender”, although it would be more accurate to call them tragicomedies. A lot of humor in the painting “I love you”, in which young people with an operating margin of preempting a police camera and captures life as it is. Actually this happens under the able leadership of the Director, whose experiment makes possible to reach deep into the social environment that he explores.

One of the most important films of Rastorguev — “Maundy Thursday” about the soldiers of the Chechen war. The fights are not shown — instead, the beginning and end of the picture on the screen flashed a mad band, how would the transcript to the edge of intense emotions. And the initial caption that tells about the death of a helicopter that claimed the lives of the characters, makes you see through different eyes their military life and customs, their dreams bath bathing.

The match belonged to the group of daring, fearless, socially active documentary filmmakers, worked together with Vitaly Mansky, then with Pavel Kostomarov and Alexey Pivovarov (together they made the film “Period. The beginning of a long story” about the protest movement in Russia). He was not afraid of the most acute and dangerous, so it is Central African project is a non — random continuation of the analytical work of an outstanding filmmaker.

51-year-old Orhan Cemal, the son of the Chairman of the Islamic Committee of Russia Heydar Jemal, was a famous journalist and has worked in many hot spots. Two decades in journalism has worked with various publications, led the policy division in the “Novaya Gazeta” and “Version” from the North Caucasus, from Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Georgia. For “Kommersant” Orhan Dzhemal in 2011 wrote about the civil war in Libya.

Together with them died young, but already gaining popularity cameraman and photographer Kirill Radchenko, who worked in hot spots. In 2017, he shot a lot in Syria.