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NOV 08, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Putin allies submit bill to punish separatism with prison

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers introduced legislation on Friday that would make spreading separatist views or expressing sympathy for separatist groups a criminal offence punishable by jail. The bill submitted to the State Duma, Russia's lower parliament house, would establish jail terms of up to six years for spreading "separatist propaganda" and in some cases up to 20 years for planning or publicly calling for action that would threaten Russia's territorial integrity. President Vladimir Putin weathered big protests by liberal urbanites to win a ... Read More

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