Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Journalist Banned from Working Over Blackmail Charges
10.01.2014 09:50
Russian Journalist Banned from Working Over Blackmail Charges

Aksana Panova, the former editor-in-chief of a popular independent news website in Russia’s Urals region was sentenced to a two-year court ban on professional activity on charges of libel and blackmail.

      Aksana Panova was also given a two-year suspended sentence and fined 300,000 rubles ($9,000) on charges of extortion and “coercion into a business transaction.”

      Panova was accused of extorting money from businessmen and local officials by threatening to smear them on, the most cited news website in the Sverdlovsk Region in the Urals since 2010.

      Panova, 39, earlier claimed the charges were fabricated in retribution for her revealing the truth about some Kremlin-supported officials and also backing her boyfriend and opposition politician Yevgeny Roizman, now mayor of the region’s capital Yekaterinburg.

      Panova, who left in 2012 over a dispute with the site’s owners and now runs the news website, pledged on Thursday to appeal the verdict.

      Panova's case has been the subject of wide speculation for several month, with opposition and government supporters alike divided on whether she was a blackmailer or victim of Russia’s judiciary, that is often accused of carrying out the will of the government.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Aksana Panova Russian journalists Russian media Russian judiciary  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Dramatist Leonid Zorin Dies
The Number of Coronavirus Infected in Russia Exceeded 700 Thousand
Actress Larisa Golubkina Celebrated her 80th Birthday on Stage
Fuel Spilled near Norilsk Fell into Lake Pyasino
Abramovich Bought the Most Expensive Villa in Israel

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian regions  Dune Efa  Russian Cinema  Krasnaya Polyana  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Eastern Economic Forum  Moscow  Tourist Attractions in Moscow  state emblem  Tretyakov Gallery  Zaryadye  Pyotr Kotov  Russian cities  Interactive Museums  Sberbank  Mikhail Bulgakov  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian vodka  Adler  St. Petersburg  the Urals region  children  Archeological Finds  Russian Railways  Tragedy  electronic registration  winter Olympic Games  Valentin Kataev  Travel  Vitaly Goryaev  city guide  travel to Russia  Wrangel Island  Infrared Absorption  Russian business  Ethnic Festivals  Kabardino-Balkaria  Gazprom  Nicholas II  Russian holidays  Russian startups  Resources  Russian Estates  Visa   Russian opposition  Russian tourism  Festivals in Moscow  Russian offshore companies  National Unity Day  Isidor Frikh-Har 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites