A Japanese freelance journalist is missing after heading for Chechnya in southern Russia, French organization Reporters Sans Frontiers reported from Paris on Thursday.

RSF said that Kosuke Tsuneoka, 32, has been missing since late July, when he last sent an e-mail from Georgia.

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