Independent newspaper faces closure i...

Independent newspaper faces closure in Russia

There are 4 comments on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer story from Jun 21, 2009, titled Independent newspaper faces closure in Russia. In it, Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that:

An independent newspaper in a Russian province near Chechnya is facing closure on charges of carrying extremist statements - an accusation its editor denounced as an attempt to stifle criticism of police brutality.

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Matti

Finland

#1 Jun 21, 2009
In Russia there is only one truth and that is Putin to decide.
To be a journalist in Russia with own opinions will be dangerous to your health and at least to your living.

Why_Me

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#2 Jun 21, 2009
It's further proof (as if we needed anymore) that Russia is nothing more than a Totalitarian slave state. While the rest of the world moves forward, Russia and Belarus slide backwards....

Since: Jan 09

Novokuznetsk

#3 Jun 21, 2009
It seems weird. Now every newspaper and TV channel criticize police. And there are many things for which they could be criticized.
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Tampere, Finland

#4 Jun 21, 2009
Dmitry wrote:
It seems weird. Now every newspaper and TV channel criticize police. And there are many things for which they could be criticized.
Like taking bribes? They do the same stuff in America.

Look at the Jack Abramoff case. Jack Abramoff went to jail but Tom DeLay and Ralph Reed did not. I don"t think americans can talk about the russian oligarchs.

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