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Yevgenia Albats, editor-in-chief of The New Times, speaks at the Women of the World Summit in New York City in April 2018. A Russian court has ordered her news outlet to pay a fine of 22.3 million rubles. (AFP/Angela Weiss)

Russia uses ‘foreign agents’ law to hit independent outlet with massive fine

New York, October 29, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an exorbitant fine imposed on the independent news outlet The New Times. A Moscow court on October 26 ordered the outlet to pay 22.3 million rubles (US$338,000) for failing to provide financial information under Russia’s “foreign agents” law and ordered the outlet’s editor-in-chief Yevgenia…

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