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Activists warmed our hearts in a frightfully cold Moscow

By Frank Johansson, Director at Amnesty International Finland. Delivering a petition about freedom of expression to Russian president Vladimir Putin’s office in Moscow was actually quite a prosaic affair. Eight Amnesty directors walking through the door, past the security-check wearing … Continue reading

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‘Are we really foreign agents?’ – Russia’s crackdown on civil society

By Valentina Cherevatenko, head of a Russian non-governmental organization (NGO) which is being sued under the so-called “foreign agents law”. The law, enacted by the Russian authorities late last year, requires any NGO receiving foreign funding and engaging in what … Continue reading

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“I want my country back”

A young woman from Eritrea describes how her country’s joy of independence was smothered by a political stranglehold that is still keeping thousands of people locked up. “We are moving back to our home country, it’s a beautiful place – … Continue reading

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