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Russia: Opposition Blogger's Trial Starts After a Year of Detention

Caucasian Knot reports on [ru] Alauddin (Aleksey) Dudko's trial that started only on May 10, 2011, year after his arrest. Dudko (LJ-user ingushetiya_ru), opposition blogger, had been charged with drug and explosives possession. Dudko's lawyers claim, police set him up in order to prevent his blogging activity. According to the last report from the court [ru], the prosecution hushes up the details of the search in Dudko's flat during which explosives and drugs were found.

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