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Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics

Headline Title:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics 03 February 2014 As the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes closer, harassment against civil society activists has intensified, Amnesty International said today after the arrest of an environmentalist for allegedly swearing in public.  Yevgeny Vitishko was arrested today in Tuapse, part of the Sochi area where the Games will take place. He has been reportedly charged with “petty hooliganism”, allegedly for swearing previously at a bus stop.  At a court hearing today he…

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