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IOC urged to uphold human rights

Headline Title:  IOC urged to uphold human rights 10 February 2014 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said today.  In a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach, the organization urges him to raise with the Russian authorities the harassment of environmentalists as well as the denial of the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly in the context of the Sochi Olympics.  “The Olympic torch sheds light…

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