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A Russian court handed down a four-year prison sentence to former naval officer/ environmentalist Grigory Pasko, accused of treason for telling Japanese media that the Russian navy was dumping nuclear waste in the Pacific. The case is one of a series raising concerns about the state of free speech in Russia. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.