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UN Watchdog Accuses Russia of Violating Civil, Political Rights

The United Nations Human Rights Committee is accusing Russia of violating the civil and political rights of people within its territory, as well as in Crimea and the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. The committee notes Russia appears to have influence over the armed groups in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.  So, it argues Russia should exercise its control to ensure these groups implement the U.N. Covenant and protect the civil and political rights of people living in...

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