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In Karelia FSB Seeks To Send Blogger Who Spoke Out Against Russian Orthodox Church To Psychiatric Hospital

posted 12 May 2012, 09:33 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 May 2012, 09:47 ]

12 May 2012 

Anastasia Nekozakova of Memorial’s Anti-Discrimination Centre has told Agora Human Rights Association that on 12 May, after the official presentation of the psychiatric report in the case of Maksim Efimov, chair of the Karelia Youth Human Rights Group and author of the text “Karelia is tired of priests”, which he posted in his blog, Maksim Efimov was approached by an FSB officer who told him to accompany him to court under guard. 

Later during a break in the court hearing Olga Rybalova, the lawyer representing Maksim Efimov on behalf of Agora Human Rights Association, confirmed this information. [Read more]