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Russia - After 10-month ordeal, charges finally dropped against Sochi journalist

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is very relieved to learn that the authorities finally dropped the trumped-up drug possession charges they first brought against Sochi-based independent journalist Nikolai Yarst (Николай Ярст) in May 2013. Sochi police headquarters formally notified his lawyers on 15 March that the case has been dismissed. “We are pleased that Yarst's senseless ordeal is finally over and that he has recovered full freedom of movement,” said Johann Bihr, head of the Reporters Without Borders (...)

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