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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Piontkovsky Reprieve

Andrei Piontkovsky, a political analyst and Yabloko official, defended himself in a Moscow court Tuesday against charges of inciting extremism in a book critical of President Vladimir Putin.

Piontkovsky asked the prosecutor who brought the case against him to point out objectionable phrases, sentences and words in the book.

The prosecutor declined, and the judge sent the book to the Justice Ministry for further investigation.