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Russia: Reject Proposed Changes to Rules on Foreign-Funded NGOs

Russia’s State Duma should firmly reject proposed restrictive amendments to the legislation regulating nongovernmental organizations that would brand all foreign-funded groups as foreign “agents,” Human Rights Watch said today at a joint press-conference with leading Russian human rights groups. The new draft, which was introduced to the lower chamber of the Russian parliament on June 29, 2012, would result in severe deterioration of the working climate for Russian civil society organizations. July 13, 2012 Update read more

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