Vyborg Prosecutor's Office against Putin YouTube Video Clip

posted 29 Mar 2012, 12:00 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 29 Mar 2012, 12:01 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 23/03/12 

· Freedom of speech  · Public Prosecutor’s Office  · Leningrad region & St. Petersburg 

On 21 March 2012, the editors of the newspaper Vyborgskiye Vedomosti received an official reply from the Vyborg City Prosecutor's office regarding the results of an investigation into the posting by journalist Andrei Kolomoisky on his blog on the Vyborgskiye Vedomosti website of a link to a satirical video clip on YouTube. 

The Prosecutor's Office had considered there was evidence of breaches of Article 280, Section 2, of the Russian Criminal Code (public calls to commit extremist activities in the mass media) and Article 282, Section 1 of the Russian Criminal Code (incitement to hatred or enmity) and had passed the materials on to the Investigative Committee for Leningrad region in order for a decision to be made on whether to institute criminal proceedings. [Read more]