Lawmakers reverse themselves on Oct. 2 to kill criminal libel law
Journalists in Kyiv protest against the adoption of the libel law.
© 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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