Russia: War’s Supersized Repression
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Police officers detain a man holding a poster that reads “no war” during an unsanctioned protest on March,13,2022 at Manezhnaya Square in front of the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia.
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(Berlin, January 12, 2023) – The Kremlin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine marked the start of a new, all-out drive to eradicate public dissent in Russia, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2023.
Russian authorities adopted a broad range of new laws introducing war censorship. These laws provided for long prison sentences for “offenses” such as referring to the armed conflict in Ukraine as a “war,” criticizing the invasion or the conduct of Russian armed forces, and …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch