The War Crimes Beat: “A constant stream of allegations of appalling human-rights abuses by Russian troops in Ukraine”

From CJR’s The Media Today with Jon Allsop:

The War Crimes Beat

IN LAST MONDAY’S NEWSLETTER, I wrote about the death of Mantas Kvedaravičius, a Lithuanian filmmaker who had reportedly been killed in an attack by Russian forces as he tried to leave the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, a longtime subject of his work. On Saturday, Lyudmyla Denisova, the Ukrainian Parliament’s commissioner for human rights, shared what she described as “new information” about Kvedaravičius’s death, claiming, in posts on Telegram and Facebook, that Russian occupiers had imprisoned him, then shot him and thrown his body into the street. Denisova also claimed that Kvedaravičius’s wife had risked her life to recover the body, with the true circumstances of his death withheld to protect her safety.