Paul Goble: "Whenever the Putin regime does something terrible that attracts a great deal of criticism, it is always worthwhile to look around and see if that action is in fact intended to distract attention from something even worse"

posted 29 Jun 2016, 13:42 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 29 Jun 2016, 13:42 ]
"Whenever the Putin regime does something terrible that attracts a great deal of criticism, it is always worthwhile to look around and see if that action is in fact intended to distract attention from something even worse. That appears to be happening at the time of the discussion of the draconian “Yarovaya law package,” Andrey Shipilov suggests. In a Kasparov.ru portal post today, the Moscow journalist warns that while most people are talking about the Yarovaya laws, the Putin regime is “quietly legalizing extra-judicial limitations on the rights of [Russian] citizens” in ways that may have even more negative and far-reaching consequences. In fact, if one examines a law Putin has signed about the creation of “a prophylactic system against legal violations”, one is forced to conclude that its provisions made the Yarovaya package look like “innocent” child’s play in comparison. [...] As Shepilov points out, this legislation was signed into law by Vladimir Putin on June 23 and will enter into force on September 22."

- Paul Goble, blogger at Window on Eurasia

Image: (c) Kasparov.ru

Source:
Paul Goble, 'Something Much Worse than Yarovaya Package is Happening in Russia, Shipilov Warns,' Window on Eurasia, 29 June 2016
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