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Russian Activist Faces Unfounded Pornography Charges

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Expand Yulia Tsvetkova, talking about her youth theater project “Pink and Blue”. © Yulia Tsvetkova/VK A Russian feminist and LGBT activist is under house arrest for allegedly distributing pornography. It’s yet another example of Russia using unfounded accusations and vague laws to intimidate certain activists. Yulia Tsvetkova, 26, is from Russia’s far east region of Khabarovsk. Neither her mother nor lawyer know the factual basis for the criminal accusation, but if prosecuted and convicted, Yulia faces up to six years in prison. Police have repeatedly questioned Yulia about her work as an…

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