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Court Dismisses Defamation Action by Samara Police against Human Rights Defender and Media Outlet

posted 27 Jul 2012, 08:43 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Jul 2012, 08:43 ]
25 July 2012 

Source: Open Information News Agency 

On 25 July Samara’s October district court heard the civil action brought by Samara region police against the publisher and editors of the newspaper Pul’s Povozh’ya, the author of the article ‘At the rally in Samara, police detained women and children’ Saiyara Dvortsova, and the chair of the Samara branch of the electoral rights organization Golos, Ludmila Kuzmina.

Human rights defender Ludmila Kuzmina. 
Photo © Golos Association  

The court dismissed the civil action in full. In its judgment the court pointed to the lack of foundation for all the demands made by the senior police officers, a correspondent for the Open Information News Agency reports. [Read more]