21 November: The 'foreign agent' law entered into force on 21 November 2012

posted 21 Nov 2013, 01:26 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Nov 2013, 01:29 ]
On 21 November 2012 the 'foreign agent' law entered into force.

"A restrictive "foreign agents law" adopted a year ago is choking independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Russia," - Amnesty International (20 November 2013)

"The Russian government has used a law requiring some advocacy groups to register as 'foreign agents' to marginalize and silence independent groups." - Human Rights Watch (21 November 2013)

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