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Russia: Freed Italian journo Chiesa blasts Estonian govt01:25

Russia: Freed Italian journo Chiesa blasts Estonian govt

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 17, 2014 at 05:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Italian journalist and politician Giulietto Chiesa arrived in Moscow, Wednesday morning after he was ordered to leave Estonia. Chiesa was detained in Estonia, Monday shortly after his arrival in the country, where he planned to take part in a conference dedicated to relations between Russia and Europe.

Local police say the journalist was arrested because he was staying in Estonia illegally. Chiesa said Estonian authorities had violated his human rights, infringing on his ability to move across Europe and to express himself as a journalist.

Chiesa is an influential public figure who has spent time as a member of the European Parliament. He has spent much of his life in Russia and witnessed the fall of the former Soviet Union. He is one of the most outspoken European journalists on US foreign policy, warning against the creation of a unipolar world.

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Italian journalist and politician Giulietto Chiesa arrived in Moscow, Wednesday morning after he was ordered to leave Estonia. Chiesa was detained in Estonia, Monday shortly after his arrival in the country, where he planned to take part in a conference dedicated to relations between Russia and Europe.

Local police say the journalist was arrested because he was staying in Estonia illegally. Chiesa said Estonian authorities had violated his human rights, infringing on his ability to move across Europe and to express himself as a journalist.

Chiesa is an influential public figure who has spent time as a member of the European Parliament. He has spent much of his life in Russia and witnessed the fall of the former Soviet Union. He is one of the most outspoken European journalists on US foreign policy, warning against the creation of a unipolar world.

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