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Russia: Harassment will continue despite Putin’s amnesty

Headline Title:  Russia: Harassment will continue despite Putin’s amnesty 23 December 2013 The harassment of civil society in Russia will continue unabated despite the release of prisoners of conscience, said Amnesty International today. The organization has long campaigned for the immediate and unconditional release of a number of prisoners of conscience (POCs) freed recently under President Putin’s amnesty. Several others being tried in connection with the 2012 Bolotnaya Square protest remain behind bars. “The release of businessman Mikhail Khodorkovski, the Pussy riot singers Maria…

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