Accuracy in Media

Is this the old USSR coming back?

Nearly 200 people died in police custody in Russia last year, according to a new journalism project, as Russian authorities continue to face accusations of abusing political prisoners and their own citizens.

Journalist Maria Berezina founded the project “Russian Ebola” to monitor alarming reports about deaths at police stations, using state data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. She uncovered evidence of several Russian prisoners dying each month at police stations and detention centers, for a total of 197 in 2015.

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