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Hundreds of thousands petition Putin to end of repression in Russia

Headline Title:  Hundreds of thousands petition Putin to end of repression in Russia 31 January 2014 A handcuffed Russian ballerina braved the freezing weather in Moscow yesterday as Amnesty International activists delivered a petition of 330,000 signatures urging President Vladimir Putin to repeal repressive legislation in the country.The signatures were collected in 112 countries as part of Amnesty International’s global campaign ahead of the Winter Olympic Games on 7 February 2014.In 2012 the Russian government made a public commitment to adhere to the Olympic principles of non-discrimination,…

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