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Sentence Quashed in Case of Kazan Blogger Convicted of Libelling Human Rights Ombudsman

posted 18 Apr 2012, 11:37 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 18 Apr 2012, 11:46 ]
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]