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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Babitsky Free to Travel

Prosecutors have lifted travel restrictions on Andrei Babitsky, a journalist for U.S.-funded Radio Liberty who was detained in Chechnya this year, said news reports.

Babitsky had angered the military by covering the war in Chechnya from the rebels’ side.

The restrictions were lifted at the request of parliament deputies Yury Shchekochikhin and Sergei Yushenkov and the editor of the Novaya Gazeta investigative weekly, Dmitry Muratov, Babitsky’s lawyer Genri Reznik said.