Journalist Mikhail Beketov, who was brutally beaten and left brain-damaged in 2008, is seen arriving at a court in Moscow's suburb of Khimki, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. Beketov, a staunch critic of plans ... more 
Journalist Mikhail Beketov, who was brutally beaten and left brain-damaged in 2008, is seen arriving at a court in Moscow's suburb of Khimki, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. Beketov, a staunch critic of plans to cut down a local forest to build a highway, stands trial for libel against the town's mayor Vladimir Strelchenko. A reporter for a suburban Moscow paper was beaten up Monday, two days after another Moscow journalist was bludgeoned on the head, arms and legs in a brutal attack that was captured on video and has caused a national uproar. No motivation for either attack has been determined, but both men wrote about efforts to stop developers from cutting down trees in forests around Moscow to build highways. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Misha Japaridze
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 12:21 AM EST