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Russia: Voters’ rights NGO is first victim of ‘foreign agents’ law

Headline Title:  Russia: Voters’ rights NGO is first victim of ‘foreign agents’ law 25 April 2013 Today's decision by a Moscow court to fine an independent non-governmental organization and its leader is an alarming indicator for the future of civil society in Russia, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The Association in Defence of Voters’ Rights Golos (Voice) became the first Russian nongovernmental organizations to fall afoul of the “foreign agents” law. It was fined 300,000  rubles (almost US$10,000). Golos played a prominent role in organizing election…

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