Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Russian radio host and journalist Sergei Aslanyan iwashospitalized after being stabbed at least 20 times by at least one or possibly more than one unknown persons. Mr. Aslanyan told police he went outside to talk with someone and then was attacked. Law enforcement is investigating. The attack on Mr. Aslanyan is one in a pattern of assaults on members of the media over the past few years. Some journalists have been killed, including Anna Politkovskaya (2009). In a first trial, those accused of murdering her were acquitted. A second trial is underway.