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Russia: Blogger Found Guilty in Harsh Criticizm of Bashkir Authorities

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, RuNet Echo

Alexander Izmailov was found gulty in posting 649 comments online criticizing the authorities and not shying away from curse words, Ufimskij Zhurnal reported. [1]Izmailov also frequently produced photo collages making fun of the President of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov [2] who is notorious for limiting Internet freedom in the republic. Izmailov will have to pay around 10,000 U.S. dollars in fines.