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No Charges for Russian Novelist Facing Libel Accusations

Justice is sometimes served, and after reporting Monday on the possible libel charges faced by Russian writer Pavel Astakhov, now UPI reports the case has been dropped altogether. The head of the Moscow police’s main investigative directorate, Ivan Glukhov, had asked prosecutors to open a case against Astakhov, a popular television personality and prominent lawyer, and the publisher of his first novel, Radio Free Europe reported Monday, but now that won’t happen.

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