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Tajikistan - Appeal court urged to overturn damages order

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on Tajikistan's justice system to overturn a ruling against the weekly Asia Plus and its editor, Olga Tutubalina, in a case brought against them by three intellectuals over an article quoting Lenin's criticism of the intelligentsia. A court is about to hear Tutubalina's appeal against a 25 February decision ordering her to pay the three plaintiffs 30,000 somoni (4,500 euros) for supposedly insulting the country's intellectuals in the article, published in May (...)

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