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Russia: Ulyanovsk Blogger Wins Libel Case Against Governor

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, RuNet Echo

Ulyanovsk-based blogger Oleg Sofyin (LJ-user lis73) won a court case against Ulyanovsk governor Svetlana Openysheva, lenta.ru reports [1] [ru]. Openysheva tried to sue Sofyin for publishing a post where he described a phone call during which someone named Azat threatened him if he will continue to post critical articles about Openysheva. Despite winning the case, blogger writes [2] [ru] that people fear to support him because they're afraid of possible consequences.