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Russian Journalist Finds Political Refuge in Lithuania

Russian journalist Andrei Nekrasov has found political refuge in Lithuania. Nekrasov, who had been persecuted for criticizing the authorities and convicted of slandering a politician of the ruling party, fled Russia,...

by Human Rights Monitoring Institute

Russian journalist Andrei Nekrasov has found political refuge in Lithuania. Nekrasov, who had been persecuted for criticizing the authorities and convicted of slandering a politician of the ruling party, fled Russia, where he also faces charges for extortion. The long-time critic of the regime and active public figure claims that these charges are political in nature, meant to eliminate him for his work in founding a local trade union.

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