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Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday revoked independent media outlet Novaya Gazeta’s online media license, the publication said. said in a report.

Novaya Gazeta, which is one of Russia’s leading independent media outlets and is run by Nobel Prize-winning journalist Dmitry Muratov, suspended his reporting in March after receiving two warnings from Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor.

The government agency accused the publication of failing to comply with the country’s “foreign agents” law and later took legal action against it.

The newspaper reportedly failed to correctly identify entities designated as foreign agents in several of its articles, Roskomnadzor claimed.

Novaya Gazeta deemed the allegations illegal, noting that at least one of the organizations in question has been legally removed from the government’s “foreign agent” database. The publication disputed the allegations in court in the spring, but the counterclaim was never considered, according to its statement.

The print version of the publication was also removed from its license earlier this month.

“We have the right to appeal this decision, we will certainly use it,” the newspaper said in a statement released shortly after the verdict.

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