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The New York Times correspondent detained in South Ossetia

2009-03-27 15:49

The New York Times correspondent was detained in South Ossetia while crossing the border.


"This morning, at the attempt to cross the state border of South Ossetia with Georgia Christopher John Chivers, the citizen of the USA, the new York Times correspondent, was detained. After talk the journalist was returned to the Georgian territory," the Committee for State Security press service reported.

"The American journalist was explained the conditions of work of the foreign mass media in the territory of the republic, in accordance with which the arrival in the republic must be agreed, and accreditation in the Ministry for Information and Press must be obtained ", the press service noted.

The command of the Russian military contingent confirmed the fact of the detainment of the American journalist - ITAR TASS.


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