Thursday, October 13, 2011

Russian blogger faces 8 years in prison

From The Voice of Russia:

Oct 12, 2011 18:49 Moscow Time

Eduard Bagirov. Photo: RIA Novosti

Russian blogger Eduard Bagirov may face 8 years in prison in Moldova, the country’s Prosecutor’s Office reported on Wednesday.

Bagirov was arrested in June charged with being linked to the April 2009 unrest and the looting organized by the opposition after the presidential elections.

In late September Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a protest note and urged to free the writer.


For more background, go to VoA here.

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