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Lawmakers reverse themselves on Oct. 2 to kill criminal libel law

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Oct. 04, 2012 23:11
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Journalists in Kyiv protest against the adoption of the libel law.
Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin

Bowing to international criticism, 349 lawmakers out of 450 in the Verkhovna Rada voted on Oct. 2 to rescind a draconian libel law that would have imprisoned journalists for defamation.

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