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KIEV, October 2 (Itar-Tass) — The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday canceled its decision to approve the first reading of the bill envisioning tougher responsibility for libel. The bill had been proposed by Party of Regions lawmaker Vitally Zhuravsky. Three hundred and forty-nine lawmakers of the 363 registered in parliament voted for the resolution.
The bill called for introducing criminal responsibility for libel and insults. Depending on the gravity of the offense, tougher fines were proposed and a jail term of up to five years.
Earlier, the document caused a wave of protests of the Ukrainian public, especially among journalists.
Addressing the lawmakers, parliament speaker Vladimir Litvin urged then "to never pass such laws again."