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Russia: Freedom of expression falls victim to the dramatic events in Ukraine’s Crimea

Headline Title:  Russia: Freedom of expression falls victim to events in Ukraine’s Crimea 03 March 2014 The detention of hundreds of anti-war protesters over the weekend is another manifestation of the increasing crackdown on the freedom of expression and assembly in Russia, Amnesty International said.    Today a Moscow court also ordered the detention of two protesters for five days on administrative charges.  “The government’s crackdown of the anti-war protesters is highly alarming. In a number of cities people have been targeted for taking part in demonstrations.…

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