Putin says Nobel no ‘shield’ for newspaper editor
Putin says Nobel no ‘shield’ for newspaper editor

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Russian newspaper editor Dmitry Muratov would not “shield” him from being branded a “foreign agent” if he breaks the law.

Muratov, chief editor of Russia’s top independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, last week won the prestigious award along with investigative journalist Maria Ressa of the Philippines for their work promoting freedom of expression.

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