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Arkhangelsk court imposes 100,000 rouble fine on Pomor man for insulting the dignity of Russians

posted 7 Mar 2013, 12:57 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 7 Mar 2013, 22:09 ]
1 March 2013

Source: Open Information Agency

On 1 March Oktyabrsky district court in Arkhangelsk convicted Ivan Moseyev, 47-year-old director of the Pomor Institute of Indigenous Peoples and Minorities research and education centre at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov. He was found guilty of insulting the dignity of the Russian ethnic group and sentenced to a fine of 100,000 roubles, says lawyer and legal analyst for the Agora Human Rights Association Ramil Akhmetgaliyev, who together with lawyer Veniamin Belovy is representing Moseyev. The defence is appealing against the conviction, saying it is illegal and groundless. [Read more]