Vandals attack memorial site for murdered Australian comedian

  1. Vandals attack memorial site for murdered Australian comedian  CNN
  2. Vandals Have Defaced A Memorial For Eurydice Dixon In The Park Where Her Body Was Found  BuzzFeed News
  3. Richmond star Brandon Ellis opens up about his tribute to Eurydice  3AW
  4. Vandals deface makeshift memorial for Eurydice Dixon1:38  NEWS.com.au
  5. For Eurydice’s sake, we need to do more than go to vigils  The Sydney Morning Herald
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Vigils around the country taking place for murdered comedian Eurydice Dixon

  1. Vigils around the country taking place for murdered comedian Eurydice Dixon  Yahoo News
  2. Vandals Have Defaced A Memorial For Eurydice Dixon In The Park Where Her Body Was Found  BuzzFeed News
  3. Richmond star Brandon Ellis opens up about his tribute to Eurydice  3AW
  4. Police slam Eurydice memorial vandalism  NEWS.com.au
  5. For Eurydice’s sake, we need to do more than go to vigils  The Sydney Morning Herald
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Comedian's father speaks out after she was murdered while walking home

  1. Comedian’s father speaks out after she was murdered while walking home  Yahoo News
  2. Rape and Murder of Young Comedian Highlights Australia’s Sexual Violence Issue  Sputnik International
  3. Eurydice Dixon: Comedian’s killing prompts anger in Australia  BBC News
  4. Flowers, tears and a minute’s silence for Eurydice Dixon  The Age
  5. Eurydice Dixon’s family speaks about her horrific murder  NEWS.com.au
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How 'murdered' Russian journalist faked his own death

  1. How ‘murdered’ Russian journalist faked his own death  Yahoo News
  2. Russian’s Phony Assassination Undermines Ukraine’s Credibility  Bloomberg
  3. Pig’s blood, a staged photo and a trip to the morgue: Russian journalist describes faking his own death  Business Insider
  4. Ovechkin, Babchenko and the Politics of Russian Hockey  New York Times
  5. How Russian journalist faked his own death with pig’s blood and trip to the morgue to avoid murder plot  ABC News
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'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko appears on Ukrainian TV

  1. ‘Murdered’ Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko appears on Ukrainian TV  CNN
  2. UPDATE: ‘Murdered’ Russian Journalist Shows Up Alive  NPR
  3. Ukraine admits faking death of anti-Kremlin journalist  Yahoo News
  4. Babchenko’s Death and Russia’s Dark Power (Op-ed)  The Moscow Times
  5. ‘Murdered’ Russian journalist says police faked his death to catch his assailant  USA TODAY
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UPDATE: 'Murdered' Russian Journalist Shows Up Alive

  1. UPDATE: ‘Murdered’ Russian Journalist Shows Up Alive  NPR
  2. ‘Murdered’ Russian journalist says police faked his death to catch his assailant  USA TODAY
  3. Ukraine admits faking death of anti-Kremlin journalist  Yahoo News
  4. Babchenko’s Death and Russia’s Dark Power (Op-ed)  The Moscow Times
  5. Russian journalist reported dead shows up alive at news conference; Ukrainian officials say they faked his death  ABC News
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'Murdered' journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive after death staged to 'expose Russian plot'

'Murdered' journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive after death staged to 'expose Russian plot'Arkady Babchenko, the Russian journalist reportedly murdered in Kiev, faked his death as part of a sting operation to “expose Russian agents” who were plotting his killing, Ukrainian officials have said. The 41-year-old appeared at a press conference alongside the head of the Ukrainian security service on Wednesday afternoon. Mr Babchenko, who was visibly tearful, said: “Special apologies to my wife. Olechka, I am sorry, but there were no options here. “The operation took two months to prepare. I was told a month ago. As a result of the operation, one person has been captured, he is being held.” Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), said the sting had been set up in order to thwart a genuine plot against Mr Babchenko’s life.  Arkady Babchenko, centre, told a Press conference in Kiev the reported murder was part of sting operation to catch a hit squad Credit: VALENTYN OGIRENKO /Reuters “I can now reveal details of the SBU special operation, thanks to which we were able not only to thwart a cynical provocation, but also document the Russian special service’s preparations for this low crime,” Mr Gritsak told journalists in Kiev. “I could offer my condolences to to Arkady Babchenko’s family, but I will not. On the contrary, today I congratulate Arkady on his third birthday in this hall,” he added before Mr Babchenko entered the room.  Mr Babchenko has previously described a narrow escape with death while reporting the war in Ukraine in 2014 as his “second birthday.” Mr Babchenko’s death was announced late on Tuesday night and sent shockwaves through the Russian journalistic community. Arkady Babchenko was a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin Credit: Vitalii Nosach/Reuters Mr Babchenko, known for his sharp criticism of Vladimir Putin, was reported to have been found by his wife in a pool of blood at their Kiev apartment after apparently having been shot in the back.  He died in the ambulance on the way to hospital, Ukrainian police earlier said.  Ukrainian police officers guard the entrance to Babchenko’s home in Kiev after his body was apparently found Credit: VALENTYN OGIRENKO /Reuters His murder had been ordered by Russian security services, the head of Ukraine’s security service had earlier claimed. “According to information received by the Ukrainian security service, the killing of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was ordered by the Russian security services themselves,” Mr Gritsak told the news conference. One of Russia’s most famous war correspondents Mr Babchenko became one of Russia’s most famous war correspondents after writing a memoir of his service as a conscript and later professional solider in the Chechen wars. He went into exile in 2017, saying he had received multiple threats to himself and his family.  He had emerged as a bitter online critic of the Putin government in recent years, posting regular blogs attacking the Kremlin on his Facebook page.  He had in turn been attacked by pro-Kremlin and nationalist politicians and activists, who have in the past called him a “fifth columnist.” Babchenko had fled Russia over fears to his safety Credit: Akrady Babchenko/Facebook Babchenko appeared to reference even more serious threats just hours before his apparent death. In a tweet posted Monday afternoon, he wrote: “When the president’s representative openly posts an offer to have you killed.” The tweet linked to a Facebook post from 2014, later deleted, in which he said Marina Yudenich, who formerly worked for the Kremlin, had called on Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to ” invite me for tea.” Mr Kadyrov is widely believed to be linked to the murders of several prominent Kremlin critics, including the 2015 assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow. A brutally honest account of the Chechen wars Much of Babchenko’s ire for the Kremlin sprang from his experiences on its battlefields.  His war memoir, One Soldier’s War in Chechnya, is a harrowing and brutally honest account of the chaos and dehumanising horror of the first and second Chechen wars in the 1990s.   As a war correspondent, he went on to write angrily about the human toll of the Kremlin’s military entanglements in Georgia, Ukraine, and Syria.  Babchenko, a conscript in the Chechen wars, was a fierce critic of Putin Credit: Akrady Babchenko/Facebook His positions did not make him popular with nationalists and pro-Kremlin politicians, and he later described being “used to abuse”. He became the focus of what he called a particular vicious campaign of “political intimidation” after he wrote on Facebook that he had “neither sympathy or pity” for dozens of members of a Russian army choir who died in an air crash en route to Syria in 2016.   Several pro-Kremlin politicians made public calls for him to be publicly punished, including by being stripped of citizenship, deported, or having his property confiscated.  “It was so personal, so scary, that I was forced to flee,” he wrote after he had left Russia.  He lived in Prague and Israel before moving to Kiev last summer.


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'Murdered' journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive after death staged to 'expose Russian plot'

'Murdered' journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive after death staged to 'expose Russian plot'Arkady Babchenko, the Russian journalist reportedly murdered in Kiev, faked his death as part of a sting operation to “expose Russian agents” who were plotting his killing, Ukrainian officials have said. The 41-year-old appeared at a press conference alongside the head of the Ukrainian security service on Wednesday afternoon. Mr Babchenko, who was visibly tearful, said: “Special apologies to my wife. Olechka, I am sorry, but there were no options here. “The operation took two months to prepare. I was told a month ago. As a result of the operation, one person has been captured, he is being held.” Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), said the sting had been set up in order to thwart a genuine plot against Mr Babchenko’s life.  Arkady Babchenko, centre, told a Press conference in Kiev the reported murder was part of sting operation to catch a hit squad Credit: VALENTYN OGIRENKO /Reuters “I can now reveal details of the SBU special operation, thanks to which we were able not only to thwart a cynical provocation, but also document the Russian special service’s preparations for this low crime,” Mr Gritsak told journalists in Kiev. “I could offer my condolences to to Arkady Babchenko’s family, but I will not. On the contrary, today I congratulate Arkady on his third birthday in this hall,” he added before Mr Babchenko entered the room.  Mr Babchenko has previously described a narrow escape with death while reporting the war in Ukraine in 2014 as his “second birthday.” Mr Babchenko’s death was announced late on Tuesday night and sent shockwaves through the Russian journalistic community. Arkady Babchenko was a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin Credit: Vitalii Nosach/Reuters Mr Babchenko, known for his sharp criticism of Vladimir Putin, was reported to have been found by his wife in a pool of blood at their Kiev apartment after apparently having been shot in the back.  He died in the ambulance on the way to hospital, Ukrainian police earlier said.  Ukrainian police officers guard the entrance to Babchenko’s home in Kiev after his body was apparently found Credit: VALENTYN OGIRENKO /Reuters His murder had been ordered by Russian security services, the head of Ukraine’s security service had earlier claimed. “According to information received by the Ukrainian security service, the killing of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was ordered by the Russian security services themselves,” Mr Gritsak told the news conference. One of Russia’s most famous war correspondents Mr Babchenko became one of Russia’s most famous war correspondents after writing a memoir of his service as a conscript and later professional solider in the Chechen wars. He went into exile in 2017, saying he had received multiple threats to himself and his family.  He had emerged as a bitter online critic of the Putin government in recent years, posting regular blogs attacking the Kremlin on his Facebook page.  He had in turn been attacked by pro-Kremlin and nationalist politicians and activists, who have in the past called him a “fifth columnist.” Babchenko had fled Russia over fears to his safety Credit: Akrady Babchenko/Facebook Babchenko appeared to reference even more serious threats just hours before his apparent death. In a tweet posted Monday afternoon, he wrote: “When the president’s representative openly posts an offer to have you killed.” The tweet linked to a Facebook post from 2014, later deleted, in which he said Marina Yudenich, who formerly worked for the Kremlin, had called on Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to ” invite me for tea.” Mr Kadyrov is widely believed to be linked to the murders of several prominent Kremlin critics, including the 2015 assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow. A brutally honest account of the Chechen wars Much of Babchenko’s ire for the Kremlin sprang from his experiences on its battlefields.  His war memoir, One Soldier’s War in Chechnya, is a harrowing and brutally honest account of the chaos and dehumanising horror of the first and second Chechen wars in the 1990s.   As a war correspondent, he went on to write angrily about the human toll of the Kremlin’s military entanglements in Georgia, Ukraine, and Syria.  Babchenko, a conscript in the Chechen wars, was a fierce critic of Putin Credit: Akrady Babchenko/Facebook His positions did not make him popular with nationalists and pro-Kremlin politicians, and he later described being “used to abuse”. He became the focus of what he called a particular vicious campaign of “political intimidation” after he wrote on Facebook that he had “neither sympathy or pity” for dozens of members of a Russian army choir who died in an air crash en route to Syria in 2016.   Several pro-Kremlin politicians made public calls for him to be publicly punished, including by being stripped of citizenship, deported, or having his property confiscated.  “It was so personal, so scary, that I was forced to flee,” he wrote after he had left Russia.  He lived in Prague and Israel before moving to Kiev last summer.


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'Murdered' Russian journalist says police faked his death to catch his assailant

  1. ‘Murdered’ Russian journalist says police faked his death to catch his assailant  USA TODAY
  2. Ukraine admits faking death of anti-Kremlin journalist  Yahoo News
  3. Prominent Russian Journalist Arkady Babchenko Turns Up Alive After Report Of Murder (UPDATE)  HuffPost
  4. Babchenko’s Death and Russia’s Dark Power (Op-ed)  The Moscow Times
  5. In Russia, It’s Opinions, Not Facts, That Kill  Bloomberg
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