Russia stepping up its onslaught on freedom of association

Index Number: EUR 46/2223/2015

In recent weeks, the Russian authorities have stepped up their ongoing onslaught on the right to freedom of association in the country. In a two-pronged attack, they have continued targeting independent Russian NGOs through the so-called “foreign agents law” and begun applying the law on “undesirable foreign organisations” which effectively cuts the foreign funding lifeline that enabled them to operate independently.

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