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Russia: 6 Months of Suspended Sentence and a Destroyed Laptop for a Forum Comment

Yuri Yegorov, blogger from Tatarstan and a former employee of the regional government, has been sentenced with 6 months of suspended sentence for a libelling, openinform.ru reported [ru]. Additionally, the court ruled out to destroy Yegorov's laptop ‘as a weapon of crime.’ Yegorov published information on corruption in the office of the Tatarstan ombudsman Rashit Vagizov. His publications were later supported by other witnesses’ testimonies, however, the court ignored them.

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