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Russia's NTV-Mir TV Channel suspended in Lithuania

Lithuania has suspended the re-broadcasting of Russia's TV channel RTR-Planeta in cable networks for three months.

The Vilnius administrative court read out the decision earlier on Monday.

The parliament-based Radio and Television Commission, which controls the activity of television and radio broadcasters, had requested the suspension.

The re-broadcasting of Russia's Television Channel NVT-Mir was paused for three months two weeks ago due to the showing of a documentary devoted to the 1991 events in Vilnius. The documentary stirred up political disputes in Lithuania.

[Source: Itar Tass, Vilnius, 07Apr14]

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