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Russia: NGO court defeat is another 'dangerous' sign for human rights

Headline Title:  Russia: NGO court defeat is another 'dangerous' sign for human rights 16 October 2013 Russian authorities' attempts to stifle human rights work in the country are increasing, Amnesty International warned today after an NGO in the city of Ryazan lost a lawsuit triggered by a repressive new law. Memorial Ryazan unsuccessfully challenged a prosecutor's warning that it had failed to register as a "foreign agent" under the law, which deems its human rights work "political".   "Memorial Ryazan's defeat in court is yet another dangerous development for…

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