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Russia: Website Administrator Faces Trial on Libelling

Alexander Batalov, a former administrator of the official Web site for the town of Irbit, faces libel charges for anonymous comments left by someone else on the site. Batalov is accused of allowing unapropriate comments online and, if found guilty, will be required to pay $8,000 penalty. The full story is here [RUS] and Batalov's interpretation of the case is here [RUS].

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