Russia: Blogger arrested for spreading rumors of H1N1 "plague"

A 22-year-old medical student and blogger was arrested in Russia this week for "spreading rumors" about swine flu in the city of Saratov. He was charged with disseminating false information related to an act of terrorism. On Wednesday, he and other Russian bloggers discussed possibilities that authorities were concealing the extent of H1N1 fatalities and that the city may soon be quarantined. The next day, he was jailed.