Case Continues Against South Ossetian Journalist Accused of “Slandering” Ruling Party
A criminal case against one of South Ossetia's leading civic activists and journalists is set to continue after a court rejected her appeal on charges of slander.
The Akhalgori-based journalist Tamara Mearakishvili is charged with “violating the dignity and honor” of the ruling United Ossetia party.
On December 15, a court in the territory’s de facto capital of Tskhinvali rejected an appeal by Mearakishvili, against the first-instance ruling of “slander” (article 128 of the Russian criminal code, which is applied throughout the self-declared territory).
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