In the eyes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, human rights NGOs
interfere with his ongoing rule that paints a thin veneer of democracy over a
regime that has never trusted the ballot box. Having risen to power as a KGB
operative, it's not surprising...
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Committee Against Torture strongly criticized Russia in
a report for failing to investigate widespread allegations of torture and
stepping up intimidation and reprisals against human rights advocates and
(AP) - The head of Russia's top investigation agency has announced the creation
of a task force that will investigate crimes committed by police officers. The
move follows a perennial public outcry over cases of killings, beatings,
(AP) - Russian investigators on Friday filed charges against a left-wing
activist, making him the most prominent opposition figure to face prison under
an increasingly severe Kremlin crackdown against the anti-Putin protest
(AP) - Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now
live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that
critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor.
The law took...
(AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed into law a new
measure that requires non-governmental groups receiving funding from abroad and
engaging in political activity to register as foreign agents. Some NGOs have
(AP) - The House Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday to penalize Russian
human rights violators in a measure that could complicate efforts to normalize
trade relations between the two countries. The legislation, approved by voice...
(AP) - Around 200 people held a rally Sunday in Moscow to mark the sixth
anniversary of the unsolved murder of crusading reporter Anna Politkovskaya. Participants
held up candles and pictures of the journalist and Full
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