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Russia Designates Another Rights Organization as ‘Undesirable’

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Tanya Lokshina, Europe and Central Asia associate director at Human Rights Watch, with Sergey Lukashevsky, director of Moscow’s Sakharov Center, at the Andrei Sakharov Anniversary Conference in May 2021.
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Yesterday, Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office designated the Andrei Sakharov Foundation as “undesirable.” The foundation was created in 1989 by Sakharov’s widow, Elena Bonner, and his American supporters to safeguard and promote the legacy of the genius physicist. Sakharov created the first Soviet hydrogen bomb and then fought for disarmament, received the 1975 Noble Prize for Peace, and became a leader of the USSR’s human rights movement.

By labeling the foundation “undesirable,” the Kremlin is also ostracizing Sakharov’s legacy and, …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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