Chuvashia Court Finds Internet Forums Not Liable For Users’ Comments

posted 23 Jun 2012, 07:01 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 Jun 2012, 07:02 ]
Source: (info), 18/06/12 

· Freedom of expression  · The Courts  · Chuvashia 

The civil division of the Supreme Court of Chuvashia ruled on 18 June that owners of internet forums are not liable for users’ comments, Aleksei Glukhov, chair of the human rights defence organization Shield and Sword, has informed Agora. Glukhov acted as legal counsel for the internet forum owner. “I am very pleased with the judges’ decision to defend freedom of the Internet in Chuvashia,” Glukhov stated. [Read more]