30 March 2012
Photo: Rashit Vagizov, former Human Rights Ombudsman
in Tatarstan, and Asgat Safarov, the Minister of the Interior.
Ernest Murtazin a magistrate for Court District No.9, in the Sovetsky district of Kazan, has ruled that the sentence be quashed in the case of local blogger Yury Egorov. Egorov had previously been given a six-month suspended sentence in a criminal case of libel against Rashit Vagizov, former Human Rights Ombudsman in Tatarstan. Egorov's computer had been ordered destroyed as "an instrument of the crime." [Read more]