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Russian Federation: Freedom limited - the right to freedom of expression in the Russian Federation

, Index number: EUR 46/008/2008

On the eve of the Russian presidential elections on 2 March 2008, Amnesty International is publishing its concerns relating to the exercise of the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly in the Russian Federation. The organization concludes that all three fundamental rights have been curtailed in recent years. Human rights defenders, independent civil society organizations, political opponents, and ordinary citizens have all been victims of this roll-back on civil and political rights.

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