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Russian Anti-Corruption Campaigner Slams Putin’s Crackdown on Dissent

Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition blogger Alexei Navalny on Thursday slammed President Vladimir Putin’s move to intensify a crackdown on dissenting voices with a law against “undesirable NGOs.” The measure allows Russia's prosecutor general to ban any foreign or international organizations that are deemed a threat to Russia's constitutional order, defense or security. It also provides for fines, manual labor, and up to six years of jail time for offenders. The law...

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