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Russia increases stranglehold on dissent as five more NGOs named ‘foreign agents’

Headline Title:  Russia increases stranglehold on dissent as five more NGOs named ‘foreign agents’ 21 July 2014 The Russian Ministry of Justice today registered four more Russian human rights organizations and one environmental group as “foreign agents”, a further sign of the authorities’ growing stranglehold on freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.“The Russian authorities’ determination to decimate independent civil society organizations remains steadfast,” said John Dalhuisen, Director for the Europe and Central Asia Programme at Amnesty International.“This blow has…

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