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‘Dima Yakovlev’ Bill in no one’s best interests

Headline Title:  ‘Dima Yakovlev’ Bill in no one’s best interests 20 December 2012 Russian parliamentarians must reject a bill that will have a chilling effect on human rights defenders and civil society when it goes through  its third reading in the Russian Parliament's Lower Chamber - the Duma - on 21 December 2012, Amnesty International said today. The so-called "Dima Yakovlev bill" introduces, among other things, further severe restrictions on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and bans the adoption of Russian children by US citizens.  The bill allows the Ministry of…

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