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On political reprisals against The New Times

Statement of the YABLOKO party
April 15, 2010

The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO expresses its support to The New Times magazine in connection with an attempt of the law enforcement to conduct unlawful inspection of documents in the editing house. We think that these actions represent an act of punitive censorship which has to produce a chilling effect on Russian journalists in case they wish to publish articles inconvenient to top military and police officials.

We hope that this event will not interfere with functioning of the editorial house and conducting of serious journalist investigations by the magazine.

Sergei Mitrokhin
Chairman of the YABLOKO party

See also:

Freedom of Speech



April 15, 2010