Russian Practice: Persecution for Criticism or Punishment for Blasphemy
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Art critics Yuri Samodurov, Andrei Yerofeyev, and Lyudmila Vasilovskaya; artists Alexander Savko and Artem Loskutov; members of Pussy Riot; human rights defender Maxim Yefimov; and many other activists might have been sentenced to between three and five years in prison if a proposed Russian law on blasphemy had been adopted earlier.
KeywordsForeign Agent Criminal Code Criminal Prosecution Religious Believer Religious Feeling
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