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Defence Lawyers Ask Prosecutor General to Refuse Investigative Committee’s Request to Seek Extradition from Estonia of Blogger who Criticized Russian Orthodox Church

posted 18 Sept 2012, 14:42 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 18 Sept 2012, 14:49 ]
Source: Open Information Agency 

17 September 2012 

Blogger Maksim Efimov. 
Photo provided to OIA by Maksim Efimov. 

Human rights defenders are demanding the termination of the criminal prosecution of Maksim Efimov (Yefimov), author of an article entitled “Karelia is tired of priests”, owing to the absence of any criminal elements in his actions. Experts have come to the unequivocal conclusion that the blogger's criticism concerns the Russian Orthodox Church, rather than Orthodox Christians. [Read more]