"Over the last six months it has become clear why defamation has been returned to the Criminal Code. It is a stick to beat everyone who speaks out, journalists and civil society activists. The Human Rights Council has, at the least, proposed that the Criminal Code be rid of this self evident nonsense" - Pavel Chikov

posted 22 Feb 2013, 13:16 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 22 Feb 2013, 13:26 ]
Pavel Chikov as quoted in 'The Human Rights Council has proposed to Putin that he clarify the meaning of 'Defamation' ",
BBC Russian Service, 15 February 2013

Pavel Chikov is chair of Agora Human Rights Association and a member of the Advisory Council of Rights in Russia