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Russia: Law on ‘undesirable organizations’ will further tighten the noose on dissent | Amnesty International

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“This law is another sobering sign of how the Russian authorities are quickly closing in on fundamental freedoms and the work of independent civil society groups in the country,” said Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director.“We’ve seen time and again how ideas which threaten fundamental freedoms get railroaded through the Duma and make their way into draconian laws that snatch away the space for dissenting views and independent civil society activism. Sadly, these freedoms can no longer be taken for granted in Russia.”The law would introduce the vague notion of “an international organization which poses a threat to the defence capacity and security of the state or to public order, or to public health”.

via Russia: Law on ‘undesirable organizations’ will further tighten the noose on dissent | Amnesty International.

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