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]