Human Rights Council Tells President Penalties for Defamation Should Be Reduced

posted 20 Dec 2012, 12:57 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 20 Dec 2012, 13:52 ]
14 December 2012 

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The Presidential Council on Human Rights is proposing to the head of state that the article on defamation in the Criminal Code be softened and that the article on insulting representatives of the authorities be removed completely. Kommersant writes on 14 December, citing Council member and chair of the Agora Human Rights Association, Pavel Chikov. [Read more]