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Amnesty International Wednesday urged Croatian authorities to release Turkmenistan-born Russian activist Aysoltan Niyazova because she faces a “great risk of suffering serious abuse, including torture and other ill-treatment, should she be extradited to Turkmenistan.’ Niyazov is a member of Pussy Riot, a Russian performance and protest group. Niyazov traveled to Croatia this week to participate in [...]

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In the latest iteration of its crackdown against individuals and organization viewed as unfriendly to the Kremlin, Russia on Thursday designated a disparate group of activists, satirists, and others as “foreign agents.” A statement released by the Russian Ministry of Justice listed several high-profile individuals who had been designated by the authorities as “foreign agents,” [...]

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A UN human rights expert presented a report to the Human Rights Council Tuesday highlighting an increase in the use of anti-blasphemy and anti-apostasy laws to crack down on dissent. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, noted the increased threat to freedom of expression, writing, “Freedom of religion or [...]

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Moscow's Zamoskvoretksy District Court convicted eight anti-Kremlin protesters on Friday of rioting and violence against police at a protest in 2012. The protestors were arrested the night before Vladimir Putin's inauguration to his third term as...

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