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Crackdown in Russia Requires Dedicated UN Monitoring

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Police officers detain a demonstrator holding a poster reading "Hands off Memorial, freedom for political prisoners" in front of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in Moscow, Russia, December 14, 2021.  © 2021 AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin Ten years ago, on July 13, 2012, Russia’s parliament adopted its “foreign agent” law, using the pretext of foreign funding to demonize, harass, and silence the country’s robust civil society.  Russia’s expanding legislative arsenal against civil society and independent media has dealt devastating blows to anyone perceived as…

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