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Russia: ‘Foreign agents’ bill threatens journalists: Amendment would extend restrictions to individuals, including bloggers

, Index number: EUR 46/1420/2019

Amnesty International, together with 9 human rights organizations, is concerned by a new bill before the Russian parliament that would expand the status of “foreign agents” to private persons, including bloggers and independent journalists. This legislative initiative will have a detrimental impact on the already restrictive environment for independent journalism in Russia, and must be dropped.

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