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Russia: Anothr Kemerovo Blogger Charged With Libel

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Freedom of Speech, Law, Media & Journalism, Politics, Technology, RuNet Echo

A criminal case has been started against Alexander Sorokin (aka LJ user commentator40 [1]), Echo Moskvy reported [2] [RUS]. He is charged with libel against Kemerovo governor Aman Tuleev [3] [EN] for the post [4] [RUS] in which he compares Russian regional governors to Latin American dictators. It is the second famous case [5] [EN] of prosecuting a blogger in this region in 2010.