The Moscow Times - Justice for Journalists

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Affiliated media: The Moscow Times, News website

Incident date: April 15, 2022

Attack type:

  • Shutting down a media outlet / blocking an Internet site/ seizure of an entire print run

Who attacked: Authorities

Source: RBC

Location: Russia, Moscow, Moscow

Additional information:

On April 12, Roskomnadzor blocked the Russian-language version of The Moscow Times news outlet at the demand of the Prosecutor General's Office for a story that said that a group of the Khakass riot policemen had refused to fight in Ukraine. For publishing this information, a criminal case under an article on «fakes about armed forces» was opened against Mikhail Afanasyev, editor-in-chief of the Novy Fokus (New Focus) in the Khakasia region.