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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Genprokuratura Opened Criminal Case Against LNR Minister of Education

00 L M Lapteva. LNR. Lugansk PR. 21.05.15

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Today, Sergei Gorenko, LNR First Deputy Genprokurator, told a media briefing that the LNR Genprokuratura opened a criminal case against LNR Minister of Education, Science, and Religion L M Lapteva in re illicit, unauthorised, and extralegal use of official stamps and seals. He said, “On 21 May, the Genprokuratura received materials from the LNR MGB. Following this, Genprokuratura investigators opened a criminal case under Article 357 Part 2 of the UK* in re unauthorised usage of stamps and seals of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Religion against Lesya Mikhailovna Lapteva. At present, we’re clarifying the facts of the case, so we’re looking at the Ministry as a whole, as well as investigating Lapteva personally. Our investigation of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Religion will have no impact on the general educational process in LNR educational institutions”.

  • UK: Criminal Code

21 May 2015

LITs Lugansk Information Centre

http://lug-info.com/news/one/genprokuratura-lnr-vozbudila-ugolovnoe-delo-v-otnoshenii-ministra-obrazovaniya-lnr-3379

Editor:

Russian courts do NOT follow Common Law, as do the Anglosphere countries. Rather, they follow universal Continental practise, using Civil Law/Roman Law. Therefore, there are no real “prosecutors” or “defenders” in the Common Law sense. A procurator is a state attorney, but must present evidence favourable to the defendant if it becomes available.

This proves that human frailties exist in the Peoples Republics. That’s why the UK exists… people DO break the law. Let justice take its course.

BMD

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Russia Without YouTube?

 


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The YouTube video hosting service may become unavailable to Russians. The reason is that the trailer to the notorious film Innocence of Muslims is available there. The Genprokuratura recognised the film as extremist and insulting to Muslims. However, Google, which owns YouTube, refused to restrict access to the clip. The Genprokuratura filed a case in court to forbid the circulation of the film in Russia. There’s been no decision taken on the matter yet, but the Genprokuratura already instructed the Public Oversight Commission to take the appropriate steps. The trailer, which appeared on YouTube, provoked a wave of anti-American protests in Muslim countries.

In spite of requests from governments around the world, Google declared that it wouldn’t delete the clip. Later, access to it was restricted, but not in all countries. For example, in Pakistan, the scandalous film wasn’t blocked. As a result, the local authorities ordered ISPs to close access to YouTube for all Pakistani users. The same could happen in Russia. Amendments to the law protecting children from harmful material come into effect on 1 November. If YouTube doesn’t delete the page containing the forbidden clip by that time, all Russian ISPs would have to restrict access to this site.

Ivan Zasursky, the Chairman of Communications Theory of the Journalism Department of Moscow State University believes, “Still, it’s unlikely that things would go that far, with YouTube being blocked. Even if the law allowed putting YouTube on the list of sites to be blocked, it isn’t obligatory to do so. YouTube is a law-abiding company in all countries where it broadcasts. In some Arab countries, the film is unavailable. I believe that in Russia it’d be unavailable too”.

Meanwhile, Terry Jones, the mastermind of the scandalous film, has become persona non grata in Europe. The American pastor was notorious even before Innocence of Muslims was posted online. He’s known for burning Qurans. Recently, when he wanted to visit Germany at the invitation of an ultra-right group, the German authorities declared that his presence in their country was undesirable. Washington also seems to realise what kind of genie it let out of the bottle. The American government admitted that the wave of protests in the Arab world could result in a long crisis with unpredictable consequences.

18 September 2012

Mikhail Aristov

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_09_18/Russia-without-YouTube/

 

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