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Supreme Court of Karelia to Assess Lawfulness of Forced Hospitalization of Blogger who Criticized Orthodox Church in Psychiatric Hospital

posted 1 Jul 2012, 13:52 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 1 Jul 2012, 13:57 ]
Source: Openinform News Agency

27 June 2012

Blogger and human rights activist Maksim Efimov ©
Photo provided to OpenInform by Maksim Efimov

On 28 June, the criminal division of the Supreme Court of Karelia is to review the cassation appeal brought by lawyers acting for the blogger Maksim Efimov, chair of the region’s Youth Human Rights Group, against a ruling by Petrozavodsk city court that he should be forcibly placed in a psychiatric clinic for an examination for authorship of a blog entitled ‘Karelia is tired of priests’. The court hearing will begin at 10:00, according to Ramil Akhmetgaliev, one of Efimov’s legal representatives and a lawyer from Agora Human Rights Association. [Read more]