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This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran.
Days after Russia invaded Ukraine, the Kremlin made it a crime to oppose the war in public. Since then, it has waged a relentless campaign of repression, putting Russian citizens in jail for offenses as small as holding a poster or sharing a news article on social media.
Valerie Hopkins, an international correspondent for The Times, tells the story of Olesya Krivtsova, a 19-year-old student who faces up to 10 years in prison after posting on social media, and explains why the Russian government is so determined to silence those like her.
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Oleysa’s story has underlined the perils of using social media to criticize the war in Ukraine.
The authorities are determining who will take custody of a 13-year-old girl whose single father has been sentenced for “discrediting” the Russian Army.
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Valerie Hopkins contributed reporting.
Anastasia Vorozhtsova provided translation.
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