here and now 10.02.2000 (2000)

Telecast №72203, 1 part, duration: 0:10:18
Production: VID
Anchor:Aleksandr Lyubimov

Reel №1

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The guest of the program is Lieutenant-General Yuri Biryukov.

Discussion of the topic of the day: the exchange of journalist "Radio Liberty" Andrei Babitsky to captive soldiers and officers in Chechnya.

Arrest of A. Babitsky in the rear of Russian troops on suspicion of complicity with terrorists.

Journalistic accreditation of A. Babitsky from the authorities of Ichkeria.

"Radio Liberty" did not receive accreditation (violation of Article 148 of the Russian law on mass media, provision on finding journalists in combat zones).

Y. Biryukov confirms that at the conclusion of the operational and investigative measures A. Babitsky was released, but the journalist voluntarily agreed to the exchange.

Statistics on the release of prisoners of war in Chechnya.


Biryukov Yu.S. - Candidate of Sciences (Law), Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Head of the General Prosecutor's Office in the North Caucasus (1999-2000), First Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation (2000-2006).

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