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Latvia - Website editor arrested after publishing emails linking mayor to spying and corruption

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns yesterday's arrest of Leonīds Jākobsons, a news website owner and editor who for the past month has been posting copies of a series of compromising emails that had been sent or received by Nils Ušakovs, mayor of Riga and a former member of the Latvian parliament. The organisation demands his immediate release. The emails that Jākobsons began posting on his website Kompromat (www.kompromat.lv) on 17 November indicated that Ušakovs provided information (...)

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