Lebedev charged with hooliganism

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Series Details 27.9.12
Publication Date 27/09/2012
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Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev was charged in September 2012 with hooliganism in Russia after he punched a fellow guest during a TV debate in 2011.

Mr Lebedev said he believed the charges had been lobbied for by law enforcement officials scrambling to respond to articles in a Russian newspaper he owns about bureaucratic embezzlement. Novaya Gazeta is a hard-hitting investigative newspaper that frequently takes aim at the authorities.

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BBC News, 26.9.12: Russian tycoon Alexander Lebedev charged over punch-up http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19732368
RIA Novosti, 26.9.12: Russia Brings Charges Against Tycoon Lebedev http://en.rian.ru/politics/20120926/176243504.html

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