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Activists: Russia’s Rights Crackdown Reminiscent of Soviet Era

A Russian court for the first time has sentenced an activist to three years in prison under a 2014 law for repeatedly protesting without permission.   Amnesty International called for activist Ildar Dadin to be released immediately after a judge at Moscow’s Basmanny Court issued the decision Monday.  The sentence was a year longer than what prosecutors were seeking.   The law allows Russian authorities to hand down criminal sentences of up to five years in prison after...

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