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In Khakassia editor of online magazine charged with libel and insulting government official

posted 16 Mar 2013, 11:01 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 16 Mar 2013, 11:01 ]
14 March 2013 

Source: Open Information Agency 

Journalist Mikhail Afanasyev: "The words that insulted the deputy head of the Interior Ministry for Abakan are based on a court ruling which has come into effect." 

On 14 March the Abakan Interdistrict Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee for Khakassia charged the editor of the New Focus independent online magazine Mikhail Afanasyev with libelling and insulting a government official (Part 3 of Article 128 and Article 319 of the Russian Criminal Code). The journalist himself told the Agora Human Rights Association about this. [Read more]