Monday, April 08, 2013 11:29 am
Russian journalist brain-damaged after attack dies
The Associated Press
His lawyer, Stalina Gurevitch, told the Rapsi news agency that Beketov died in hospital Monday after choking on food.
Beketov was part of a group fighting against the construction of a highway through the Khimki forest near Moscow. Several people with high-profile political connections reportedly stood to profit from the highway's construction, including Arkady Rotenberg, a billionaire who once taught President Vladimir Putin judo.
After the 2008 attack, Beketov was in a coma and spent more than two years in hospitals. The attackers were never identified.