Russian parliament votes to recriminalize defamation

11 Jul

Russian lawmakers attend a session of the lower house of parliament on July 6, 2012. (AP/Misha Japaridze)

New York, July 11, 2012–The Committee to Protect
Journalists is concerned over Russia’s moves to return defamation to the
criminal code, and calls on the parliament to reject the restrictive bill on its
second reading. 

from Committee to Protect Journalists

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