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Russia: Crackdown on Government Critics

Email The Russian government in 2013 expanded the unprecedented crackdown on government critics it unleashed in 2012, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014. The release of high-profile prisoners, including the former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and the members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot, in December 2013 did not significantly lighten the crackdown. (Moscow) – The Russian government in 2013 expanded the unprecedented crackdown on government critics it unleashed in 2012, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014.read more

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