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Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russian Editor Wins After Being Charged With “Fomenting Extremism”+ video

Posted by Info on 30/07/2010

A Russian editor, Pyotr Lipatov, has secured a rare legal victory after being charged with “fomenting extremism”. A court threw out the case yesterday, ruling that prosecution evidence was unpersuasive.

Lipatov, editor of the opposition newspaper Consensus and Truth, which is published in a Moscow suburb, was accused of publishing articles that created “negative stereotypes and negative images of members of the security forces.”

His paper has regularly focused attention on the shortcomings of local government and the authorities have long sought to shut it down. In May, Lipatov was attacked by police, an incident shown in a video. – 6 minutes – in Russian and English

IN THE MOSCOW SUBURBS, FREEDOM OF THE PRESS MAY BE LEGAL, BUT IT’S NOT ALWAYS TOLERATED.

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