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" blogger sentenced for "extremist" post"

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posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 12:03 AM
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" blogger sentenced for "extremist" post"


uk.reuters.com

(Reuters) - A Russian man who described local police as "scum" in an Internet posting was given a suspended jail sentence on Monday for extremism, prompting bloggers to warn of a crackdown on free speech online.
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posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 12:03 AM
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I know this happened in russia, but come on are there starting to take away peoples right to free speech like there are doing elswhere, just yesterday in NZ here made it illegal for you to wear sunglassers or a hat when you enter a bank.

uk.reuters.com
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thats strange dont know why it got split into 2 posts.
edit to add this

[edit on 8-7-2008 by trekker]



posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 12:07 AM
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I'm not sure Russians have ever had the privilege of "Freedom of Speech". Not that we even have that here in the USA.



posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 01:23 AM
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Uhm yeah... The funny thing about Russia is they have a long standing history of silencing their government and authority figure critics through either imprisonment, assassination, or merely having the KGB beat the bejesus out of them. Using this as an example of how our freedom of speech is going away is kinda like pointing towards an open cess pool in Africa as a reason why there's a funky smell in San Diego.



posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 01:52 AM
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I thought and i could be wrong that all that stuff finish when the cold war was over, bu im not sure on that



posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 01:55 AM
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Well, considering Russia is still leading the world in assassinating dissidents and people who know too much via radiation poisoning and other not so easy to detect toxins, I think it's safe to say that even in post-cold war Russia, it's probably a wise move to keep your mouth shut and your head down.



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