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

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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 ( on 17 November indicated that Ušakovs provided information (...)

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