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Russia: Taking Children as a New Method of Pressure on Journalists

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech, Media & Journalism, Protest, Youth, RuNet Echo

Children of Galina Dmitrieva, an oppositionary journalist and activist, were taken by Russian police after she published an investigation about Russian car manufacturer Avtovaz [1] [EN], Anatoliy Baranov reported [2] [RUS]. After instant blog-campaign her children were returned. Blogger Marina Litvinovich suggests [3] [RUS] this method was used before against at least one oppositionary journalist.