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Russia: Detained Member of Parliament Uses Live Mobile Broadcasting

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Elections, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, Politics, RuNet Echo

Ilya Ponomarev, member of Russian Duma, who was detained by Novosibirsk police [1] [ru] due to “illegal distribution” of his party newspaper conducted live broadcasting [2] via his mobile phone from the police station and responded to text messages from viewers. Finally, he was released by a police officer in front of his mobile camera.