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Russia: Bill Bans Work with Most Foreign Groups

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FILE: A Russian state flag waves on top of a hammer and sickle at the State Duma, lower parliament chamber, headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

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(Berlin) – Russia’s lower house of parliament has adopted a bill prohibiting collaboration with unregistered foreign nongovernmental organizations, and severely limiting civic space, Human Rights Watch said today. If approved by the parliament’s upper house and signed by the president, the legislation will severely limit the right to freedom of association protected under international human rights law.

Under the proposed amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses and the Criminal Code, which introduce administrative and criminal sanctions, anyone participating in …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch

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