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Russia: Conviction in Politically Motivated Case

Expand Roman Udot at his court hearing in Moscow, May 22, 2019. © 2019 Novaya Gazeta (Moscow) – A court in Moscow found Roman Udot, an election rights activist, guilty on November 28, 2019 of threatening the life of two broadcast journalists in a politically motivated prosecution, Human Rights Watch said today. The court sentenced Udot to 320 hours of correctional labor. The journalists who were allegedly threatened work for NTV, a federal broadcaster notorious for its smear campaigns against human rights activists and political opposition. NTV had repeatedly and viciously targeted Udot and…

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