27 November 2009

Stories from 27 November 2009

Russia: Tatarstan Blogger Sentenced to Almost 2 Years in Penal Colony

On Nov. 26, the Kirov district court of Kazan, which is the capital of the Republic of Tartastan, convicted Irek Murtazin, a 45-year-old journalist and blogger, of defamation and incitement...

China: Human rights webmaster sentenced to three years

Huang Qi, founder of Tianwang Center for Missing Persons (later renamed as Tianwang Human Rights Center), was sentenced to three year imprisonment on November 23 in Chengdu Wuhou district court...