Publication of Lists of Conscripts Prohibited

posted 17 Sept 2012, 01:29 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Sept 2012, 01:29 ]
Source: (info), 13/09/12 

· Freedom of speech  · St. Petersburg & Leningrad region 

The Federal Communications Agency has announced that it has issued a written warning to Gatchinskaya Pravda, a newspaper, for publishing a list of conscripts together with their personal data. The Agency found the publication to constitute disclosure of a state secret. Gatchinskaya pravda published the list of conscripts on 27 July 2012. Soldiers’ Mothers of St Petersburg says that it was done at the request of the Gatchinskaya department of the Military Recruitment Office of Leningrad region. The published information included the full names of the conscripts, as well as their dates of birth. According to Russian law this information is personal and subject to privacy law. [Read more]