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Ukraine’s new charter for oppression

Headline Title:  Ukraine’s new charter for oppression 17 January 2014 Repressive legislation passed at record speed without discussion in the Ukrainian parliament, must be immediately repealed, Amnesty International said today.The new laws passed on 16 January will suffocate freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protests. It paves the way for the prosecution of journalists and civil society activists and the closure of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), internet news sites and religious organizations.“In passing this law the government is halting any progress Ukraine has…

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