Media in Russia's south protest journalist's arrest

In this photo taken on Sunday, June 16, 2019, Abdulmumin Gadzhiev, the religious affairs editor of the independent weekly Chernovik, stands in a cage in a court room in Makhachkala, the Caspian Sea province of Dagestan, Russia, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on charges of terrorism widely seen as trumped up.

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on terrorism charges they say were trumped up as part of an official campaign to silence independent media.

Abdulmumin Gadzhiev, the religious affairs editor of the independent weekly Chernovik, was arrested Friday in the Caspian Sea province of Dagestan.

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