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Russian Lawyer Wins Norwegian Human Rights Prize

A Norwegian human rights foundation gave its annual prize on Thursday to a Russian lawyer and the legal aid group he heads, for their work defending the right to fair trial. Pavel Chikov, 36, and the Agora group were selected for helping activists, bloggers, journalists and non-governmental organizations against the unlawful actions of Russian government agencies, the Rafto Foundation said. Agora also documents abuses of power, compiles reports detailing human rights abuses and focuses...

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