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​​RFE/RL Makes Lesin Autopsy Files Available

Nearly two years ago, RFE/RL filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to obtain the autopsy records of Mikhail Lesin, the former Russian press minister who was found dead in a Washington hotel room in November 2015.

Last month, Washington Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo ordered the city to turn over the files, which were finally released to RFE/RL on March 15 by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The 149-page file offers the most precise scientific description to date about Lesin's death, around which many questions still remain.

RFE/RL is now making the autopsy files available to the general public for the first time. Find them here.