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Putin Signs Laws Against ‘Disrespecting’ Authorities, Fake News

Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin PHOTO: Alexander ASTAFYEV / SPUTNIK / AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed controversial laws that allow courts to fine and briefly jail people for showing disrespect towards authorities, and block media for publishing “fake news”.
Putin signed off on the legislation against the advice of human rights activists, who warned the laws amounted to censorship and would be abused to further crackdown on freedom of speech.
The law on disrespecting authorities backs punishment for “offending state symbols” and stipulates hefty fines and jail terms of 15 days for repeat offenders.
Another piece of legislation allows authorities to …read more

Source: Channels Television

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