Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Kremlin Youth Group: ““Journalists Are Traitors And Must Be Punished””

Posted by Info on 14/01/2011

United Russia’s youth organisation Molodaya Gvardiya (Young Guard) faces further allegations of extremism.
Human rights group Agora chief Pavel Chikov said that the Molodaya Gvardiya website has been used to stir up anger against opposition-leaning journalists. with a slogans like:
“Journalists are traitors and must be punished”.

Among the illustrations was a mugshot of Kommersant correspondent Oleg Kashin, bearing the stamp “He will be punished”. Kashin was viciously beaten up in November, and the image was swiftly taken off the website.

Agora activists claim such statements are designed to provoke hostility towards reporters who question the authorities.

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