Latvia stands up for historian convicted in Russian court

  • 2020-07-30
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia said July 23 it regreted the conviction by a Russian court of a respected historian and human rights activist on dubious charges. Petrozavodsk City Court sentenced Yury Dmitriyev to 3 years and 6 months in prison after being found guilty of sexual abuse charges. In a statement the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "Regardless of the sentence being more lenient than the one sought by prosecutors, this ruling cannot be considered fair. It has undermined Yuri Dmitriyev’s reputation and health. Yu...
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