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RFE/RL: Crimean journalist risks jail by refusing to follow Kremlin line


Crimean journalist Mykola Semena. Semena says he was prepared to risk his personal freedom to protect free speech and freedom of the press.

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In February 2014, when masked Russian troops without insignia seized control of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine, Simferopol-based journalist Mykola Semena grabbed his camera to photograph the invasion that was being denied by the Kremlin.

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