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Russia - Dubious investigation into Sochi-based investigative reporter

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Читать по-русски в pdf и ниже / Read in Russian Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by all the inconsistencies and procedural violations marking an investigation into Nikolai Yarst (Николай Ярст), an experienced freelance journalist who is under house arrest in the southern city of Sochi on a charge of illegal possession of drugs. Yarst, who was working for public TV station OTR at the time of his arrest on 23 May, is facing a possible 10-year jail sentence under article 228 of the criminal code. “Many questions (...)

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