This file photo taken on Dec. 13, 2013 shows Russian opposition journalist, Zoya Svetova holding a copy of weekly The New Times outside a court in Moscow. / AFP / Alexander NEMENOV
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Investigators Tuesday searched the flat of prominent opposition journalist Zoya Svetova, her husband Viktor Dzyadko told AFP.Svetova, 57, who writes hard-hitting articles for opposition media including New Times magazine, has focused on writing about prisoner abuse in high-profile cases and has interviewed many of them in jail.Stavitskaya, who went to Svetova's flat to support her, said the search was linked to a case of embezzlement from the state by the former Yukos oil company headed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky dating back 14 years.Svetova has published articles on the website of Khodorkovsky's Open Russia foundation.
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