Russia: Criminal Libel Law a Blow to Free Expression

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‘The re-introduction of criminal libel to Russia’s domestic laws is a yet another serious blow to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The European Union member states, the United States, and the Council of Europe should remind the Russian leadership that criminal penalties for libel are regressive and out of step with international human rights law and call on President Vladimir Putin not to sign the law, Human Rights Watch said.’

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