Russian Reporter Attack Caught On Video

A graphic video has been released showing the beating of Russian journalist Oleg Kashin, says the New York Times. The journalist is currently in a medically-induced coma, suffering from a concussion, a broken jaw, leg fractures and broken fingers, including the missing pinky. Kashin covered political stories for the daily newspaper the Kommersant.

The video shows two mean viciously beating Kashin, who lost the end of one of his pinky fingers in the attack. His editor has said that the focus on his hands "showed his attackers wanted to make sure he never wrote again." At the end of the video, Kashin attempts to crawl away before collapsing.
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