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U.S. accuses Russia of stifling press freedom after court fines radio

July 6, 2018 11:47 PM
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department accused Moscow of stifling press freedom and media independence on Friday after a Russian court fined the U.S. government-sponsored Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty for violating Russia’s “foreign agent” law.

RFE/RL said the court found it guilty on Thursday of not complying fully with Moscow’s foreign agent law and fined it 100,000 rubles ($1,585), which the broadcaster described as the latest step in a campaign against its operations.

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