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Independent journalist in Abakan threatened with 14th criminal prosecution

posted 16 Mar 2013, 10:50 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 16 Mar 2013, 10:52 ]
11 March 2013

Source: Open Information Agency 

On this occasion it was the Interior Minister of the Republic of Khakassia who personally wrote the allegation of defamation. On 11 March the editor of the New Focus online magazine Mikhail Afanasyev was questioned at the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Khakassia. The reason for the interrogation was a statement by the Interior Minister for the Republic of Khakassia Ilya Olkhovsky. [Read more]