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Russia Adopts Controversial Counter-terrorism Amendments

The Russian parliament on Friday adopted a set of controversial counter-terrorism amendments which have sparked alarm among rights activists. The amendments that the Duma voted on Friday include introducing prison sentences for failure to report a grave crime and doubling the number of crimes that Russians as young as 14 years old can be prosecuted. Another forces telecommunications companies to store logs and data for months, a measure which threatens to eat almost all of the...

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