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Russia Elects Retired Police Chief as Human Rights Ombudsman

The Russian parliament on Friday elected a retired senior police officer to serve as presidential human rights ombudsman amid an outcry about her lack of democratic credentials.   The State Duma voted overwhelmingly for Tatyana Moskalkova, a police general and lawmaker of the Just Russia party, on Friday. President Vladimir Putin had the right to nominate a candidate, but he did not do so.   The 60-year-old Moskalkova, who worked in the Interior Ministry for more than two...

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