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Putin formally signs law on punishing ‘fake information’

/ 04:18 AM March 05, 2022
Putin formally signs law on punishing 'fake information'

FILE PHOTO: Law enforcement officers escort an elderly artist and activist, Yelena Osipova, during an anti-war protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Saint Petersburg, Russia March 2, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday formally signed a law that would impose a jail term of up to 15 years for people who intentionally spread “fake” information about Russia’s armed forces, TASS news agency reported.

The law was drafted earlier in the day by Russia’s upper house of parliament. Putin also signed a law that would mean those who called for sanctions against Russia would be held criminally responsible, said Tass.

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