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Russia: Regional FSB Tries to Prosecute Blogger for Anti-Putin Photo

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

Kasparov.ru writes [1] [ru] about the case of Georgiy Sarkisyan, leader of Orel city United Civil Front [2]. Sarkisyan had posted a photo [3] [ru] with a slogan “Putin – pid…z” (an offensive word for homosexual male). After that Orel city Federal Security Service filed a complaint in order to start a criminal case. A common story happened in Komi republic few months ago [1]. Then, however, the prosecution against the blogger stopped.