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Russia: Persecution of ‘Undesirable’ Activists

Expand Activists in support of Shevchenko in Kazan, Russia. © 2020 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Moscow) – A Russian court has extended the house arrest of Anastasiya Shevchenko, a member of the Open Russia Civic Movement, alleging that she is involved in an “undesirable” organization, Human Rights Watch said today. The decision is consistent with Russian authorities’ use of an abusive law on “undesirable organizations” to silence activists, with several other activists on trial or facing prosecution on similar accusations. “That Anastasiya Shevchenko has been confined to her apartment…

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