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26-04-17, 06:31
Russia's southern republic of Ingushetia has ruled to launch a new law banning memorials for Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, despite human rights concerns.

Lawmakers first proposed the ban in February this year, but ran into opposition from local prosecutors who branded the plans as a threat to freedom of speech.

But politicians have instead resolved to ignore the complaints and continue with the law, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday.