· November, 2009

Stories about Russia from November, 2009

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

  27 November 2009

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 to hatred, reports Gazeta.ru [RUS]. The court sentenced Murtazin to one year and nine months of imprisonment in a penal...

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