Chechen law enforcement officials said the correspondent for German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, identified as Kristof Wanner, was filming in a "zone of counterterrorism operations."
Deutsche Welle's Moscow office said Wanner was filming a report about a German charity helping Chechen refugees and had all the required papers.
(RIA Novosti, Interfax, newsru.com)
The Chechnya Conflict
The aftermath of a December 2002 Chechen resistance attack on the main government building in Grozny (epa)