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Latvia: The Crisis and Freedom of Speech

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Latvia, Russia, Economics & Business, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, International Relations, Law, Politics, Protest

Free Speech Emergency in Latvia [1] wrote on Nov. 22 [2]: “A university lecturer was arrested for two days for making comments at a public discussion of the economy, while a musician was questioned for joking about taking money out of a bank during a concert.” More coverage of the situation – at All About Latvia [3]. (From a Nov. 24 post [4]: “It is as if the government has taken a page straight of the Kremlin rulebook.”)