Finrosforum reports that Finnish authorities have granted asylym to the Russian journalist and human rights defender Elena Maglevannaya. This is great news!
She fled from Russia in May 2009 after receiving threats for her press reports about the abuse and torture of Chechens in Russian prisons. In a trial that was seen as heavily tilted in favour of the prosecution, Elena was convicted of libel because of her articles. While waiting for a decision on her asylum application in Finland, she continued her investigations into prison conditions in Russia.
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