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Russia: A year on, Putin’s ‘foreign agents law’ choking freedom

Headline Title:  Russia: A year on, Putin’s ‘foreign agents law’ choking freedom 20 November 2013 A restrictive "foreign agents law" adopted a year ago is choking independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Russia, Amnesty International said today."One year after came into force, the record of the foreign agents law is a grim one. More than a thousand NGOs have been inspected and dozens have received warnings. Several of the most prominent human rights groups have been fined and some forced to close," said John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International.The…

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