TRANSCRIPT: Article 282 under Debate
“Memorial” has made available a full Russian transcript of the round table discussion in late 2012 that concentrated on Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code. The transcript can be found here: http://www.memo.ru/d/144318.html
Article 282 envisions criminal sanctions for “incitement of national, racial, or religious enmity” and is the most important part of Russia anti-extremism legislation. Critics say that the Russian authorities frequently use Article 282 to persecute their political opponents.
The discussion at “Memorial,” held on December 20, 2012, brought together experts and civil activists from a wide spectrum of opinions.
The panelists were Alexander Verkhovsky (“Sova” Centre), Alexander Daniel (“International Memorial”), Henry Reznik (Moscow Chamber of Lawyers), Dmitry Agranovsky (lawyer), and Natalia Kholmogorova (Russian Human Rights Public Movement).
Full video of the round table discussion is available here: http://www.memo.ru/d/141695.html
.February 6, 2013