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Russia: Law on ‘undesirable organizations’ will further tighten the noose on dissent

Headline Title:  Russia: Law on ‘undesirable organizations’ will further tighten the noose on dissent 20 January 2015  A draft Russian law banning “undesirable foreign organizations” is another troubling sign of the authorities’ vigorous measures to restrict any public space for criticism, Amnesty International said today after the Duma (Parliament) passed it on a first reading.  The bill will go through two more readings before being sent to President Vladimir Putin to be signed into law, which may be only a formality.  “This law is another sobering sign of…

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