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The Kremlin have passed a decree allowing security services, including the FSB, Foreign Intelligence service, police and customs to obtain information from reading people’s mail without a warrant. Lev Ponomaryov, a leading human rights activist said to move showed the return of a “totalitarian regime”. Read more here
A lawyer for US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi says she was convicted of spying for the US partly because she had obtained a classified document, containting a confidential Iranian report on the US war in Iraq – but had not used it. Read more here
American-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of spying for the US by a Tehran court.
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