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Russian editor charged for anti-Semitic articles

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MOSCOW (JTA) — Local Russian authorities charged a newspaper editor with inciting hatred for a swath of anti-Semitic and xenophobic articles.

Alexander Yaremenko, the editor of Russian Transbaikal, oversaw the publication of nationalistic articles that lashed out at immigrants to Russia and Jews over the course of two years, according to Vladimir Skubiev, the prosecutor in the eastern Russian city of Chita, near Lake Baikal.

The articles asked inflammatory questions in the headlines such as "To whom and why should we lie about the Holocaust?" or "What is the Holocaust?" Jewish.ru reported.

Other articles also advocated violence against immigrants and called for their expulsion from Russia.

Other editors have faced suspended sentences of one year for similar charges.
 

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