Thursday, March 31, 2005

Sakharov Museum fined

The director and curator of the Andrei Sakharov Museum in Moscow have been fined for an art exhibition that allegedly ridiculed the Orthodox Church.

Although this is a sad development for freedom of speech in Russia, the outcome is better than it might have been: the defendants had been facing up to five years in prison for their 'crime.'
Neeka's Backlog reports that the museum's director, Yuri Samodurov, credits Amnesty International with saving him from jail.


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