Activist under Investigation for Communication on Twitter

posted 16 May 2012, 12:24 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 16 May 2012, 12:25 ]
Source: (info), 14/05/12 

· Freedom of expression  · Persecution of activists  · Tver region 

The Investigative Committee has instituted a criminal case against Aleksandr Blinov, leader of the Democratic Choice organisation in Tver, for tweeting about “swindlers and thieves.” 

Aleksandr Blinov has described what happened in his blog. “The investigator got access to all my Tweets for 7th May. The offence in question is insulting representatives of authority. They are deciding at the moment whether to charge me or not,” Blinov wrote. [Read more]