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Editor convicted for Chechen text

The editor of a US-funded newspaper in central Russia has been found guilty of inciting ethnic hatred in his coverage of the conflict in Chechnya. Stanislav Dmitriyevsky, the head of the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society, was given a two-year suspended jail term. The charges relate to statements by Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov, published by the paper two years ago.Dmitriyevsky insists the charges were politically motivated in retaliation for his reporting of rights abuses. Full Story

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