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US Rights Group Branded ‘Undesirable’ Closes Russia Office

The MacArthur Foundation, a U.S. group that promotes human rights, said on Wednesday it was closing its Moscow office after Russian parliamentarians put it on a list of non-desirable organizations. It took the decision after Russia forced foreign-funded non-governmental organizations that engage in political activity to register as "foreign agents" and the Federation Council upper house approved a "patriotic stop-list" of undesirable groups. Human rights campaigners...

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