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Russia drops extortion charges against journalist after outcry

Russia drops extortion charges against journalist after outcry
Tuesday 18
5:0 2019

A Russian court has released a newspaper editor who had been facing extortion charges following an outcry from supporters and international organisations. Igor Rudnikov, founder and editor of the weekly Novye Kolesa (New Wheels) in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, had been in detention since November 2017, accused of extorting $50,000 from a senior investigator. The prosecution had demanded a 10-year sentence in a strict-regime penal colony for the 53-year-old. 190615135205746 Supporters had vehemently contested the charges, saying they were punishment for his independent journalism. On Monday, a district court in Russia's second largest city of Saint Petersburg ruled there ...

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Summary: Igor Rudnikov's supporters strongly contested the extortion charges, saying they were punishment for his journalism.

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