Russia targets investigative journalists with raids

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have raided the apartments of several investigative journalists and their family members. The raids come amid mounting pressure on Russia’s independent media outlets. Police searched the apartments of Roman Badanin, chief editor of the Proekt investigative online outlet, and Maria Zholobova, one of its journalists. Officers also raided the home of the parents of Badanin’s deputy, who was detained and brought to his parents’ apartment. Proekt said in its account in the Telegram messaging app that the raids occurred after the outlet promised to release an investigation into Russia’s interior minister and his alleged wealth. The outlet published the story shortly after the searches started.