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Kyrgyzstan: Caught Between Nationalists, Court Fines Journalist

  On July 3, 2012, a court in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek rendered a long-anticipated verdict in the controversial case of journalist-cum-blogger Vladimir Farafonov. The court found [ru] the ethnic Russian journalist guilty of “inciting national hatred” by insulting ethnic Kyrgyz in a series of online articles written in 2010 and 2011. Farafonov who did not attend the court session amid fears for his safety was ordered to pay a fine of 50,000 soms (about 1,100 US dollars). http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/07/10/kyrgyzstan-caught-between-nationalists-court-fines-journalist/

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