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Russie. Nouvelle tactique pernicieuse pour imposer à la société civile la loi sur les « agents étrangers »

Pour la première fois un tribunal russe a ordonné à une organisation non gouvernementale de s’enregistrer en tant qu’« agent étranger », aux termes d’une loi pernicieuse dont les dispositions sont utilisées pour étouffer la société civile indépendante dans le pays Pour la première fois un tribunal russe a ordonné à une organisation non gouvernementale de s’enregistrer en tant qu’« agent étranger », aux termes d’une loi pernicieuse dont les disposit

Russia applies sinister new tactic to tar civil society as 'foreign agents'

A Russian court has for the first time ordered a non-governmental organization to register as a "foreign agent" under a sinister law that is being used to crush independent civil society in the country, Amnesty International said. A Russian court has for the first time ordered a non-governmental organization to register as a "foreign agent" under a sinister law that is being used to crush independent civil society in the cou

Russia applies sinister new tactic to tar civil society as 'foreign agents' - 28 November 2013

Headline Title:  Russia applies sinister new tactic to tar civil society as 'foreign agents' A Russian court has for the first time ordered a non-governmental organization to register as a "foreign agent" under a sinister law that is being used to crush independent civil society in the cou A Russian court has for the first time ordered a non-governmental organization to register as a "foreign agent" under a sinister law that is being used to crush independent civil society in the country. Media Node:  Russia foreign agents Story Location:  Russia 60° 59' 24.5796" N, 49° 13' 7.5" E “The 'foreign agents law' hearkens back to the repression of the Soviet era and its sole purpose is to smear and muzzle independent civil society voices in Russia, making their work impossible” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director Date:  Thu, 28/11/2013 URL:  Turning the clock back to Soviet times – but Russian NGOs will resist Description:  Blog, 28 November 2013 URL:  Russia’s backward march on human rights Description:  Blog, 18 November 2013 URL:  ‘Are we really foreign agents?’ – Russia’s crackdown on civil society Description:  Blog, 12 November 2013 URL:  Russia: Voters’ rights NGO is first victim of ‘foreign agents’ law Description:  News story, 25 April 2013 URL:  Russia: President Putin’s witch hunt Description:  News story/report, 24 April 2013

Rusia: Un año después, la “ley de agentes extranjeros” de Putin asfixia la libertad

La restrictiva “ley de agentes extranjeros” aprobada hace un año está asfixiando a las organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG) independientes en Rusia. La restrictiva “ley de agentes extranjeros” aprobada hace un año está asfixiando a las organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG) independientes en Rusia; así lo ha afirmado hoy Amnistía Internacional

Russie. Depuis un an, la loi relative aux «agents étrangers» mise en place par Vladimir Poutine étouffe les libertés

Adoptée il y a un an, la loi relative aux «agents étrangers» étouffe les activités des organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) indépendantes en Russie, a déclaré Amnesty International mercredi 20 novembre. Adoptée il y a un an, la loi relative aux « agents étrangers » étouffe les activités des organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) indépendantes en Russie, a déclaré Amnesty International

Russia: A year on, Putin’s ‘foreign agents law’ choking freedom - 20 November 2013

Headline Title:  Russia: A year on, Putin’s ‘foreign agents law’ choking freedom A restrictive "foreign agents law" adopted a year ago is choking independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Russia, Amnesty International said today. A restrictive "foreign agents law" adopted a year ago is choking independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Russia, Amnesty International said as the Winter Olympic Games to be held in the Russian city of Sochi approach. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Media Node:  Russia At a Glance:  Since the “foreign agents law” came into being: At least 10 NGOs have been taken to court by the Russian authorities for failing to register as an “organization performing the functions of a foreign agent”.At least five other NGOs across Russia have been taken to court following the “inspections” for purported administrative violations such as the failure to present requested documents.At least 10 Russian NGO leaders have been ordered to comply with the “foreign agents law”.And at least 37 NGOs have been officially warned that they will be in violation of the law if they continue to receive foreign funding and engage in arbitrarily defined “political activities”. This includes publishing online materials on human rights in Russia and not registering as “foreign agents”.  Story Location:  Russia 64° 18' 38.5776" N, 85° 46' 52.5" E “One year after came into force, the record of the foreign agents law is a grim one. More than a thousand NGOs have been inspected and dozens have received warnings. Several of the most prominent human rights groups have been fined and some forced to close. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International. “If we have to close down, thousands of people across Russia will suffer. If other NGOs are forced to close down – tens of thousands will suffer. Civil society will be doomed.” Source:  Lev Ponomaryov, leader of the Russia-wide movement “For Human Rights” URL:  Putin: Protect Freedom of Expression Description:  Take Action! URL:  Behind the Smokescreen of Olympic Celebrations: Key human rights concerns in the Russian Federation Description:  Media Briefing, 19 November 2013 URL:  Russian Federation: Freedom under threat: The clampdown against freedoms of expression, assembly and association in Russia Description:  Document, 24 April 2013 URL:  Russia: Winter games Olympic torch throws light on human rights violations Description:  News Story, 3 October 2013 URL:  Russia: Human rights activists - Voices from the ground Description:  Feature, 03 October 2013

Russia: A year on, Putin’s ‘foreign agents law’ choking freedom

A restrictive “foreign agents law” adopted a year ago is choking independent non-governmental organizations in Russia A restrictive “foreign agents law” adopted a year ago is choking independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Russia, Amnesty International said today.

The Bolotnaya 3; Protesters held for over a year

Write to the Prosecutor General demanding the unconditional release of the Bolotnaya 3 Vladimir Gheorgievich Akimenkov, Artiom Victorovich Saviolov and Mikhail Aleksandrovich Kosenko were detained during a protest in Bolotnaya Square, Moscow, on 6 May 2012, but released shortly after

Rusia debe revelar de inmediato el paradero de una integrante de las Pussy Riot encarcelada

La constante negativa a revelar el paradero de una integrante del grupo punk ruso Pussy Riot, de la que se rumorea que ha sido trasladada a una colonia penitenciaria en Siberia, demuestra los implacables esfuerzos de las autoridades por silenciarla. Así lo ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional. La constante negativa a revelar el paradero de una integrante del grupo punk ruso Pussy Riot, de la que se rumorea que ha sido trasladada a una colonia penitenciaria en Siberia, demuestra los impla

Russia must immediately disclose whereabouts of imprisoned Pussy Riot member - 6 November 2013

Headline Title:  Russia must immediately disclose whereabouts of imprisoned Pussy Riot member The continuing refusal to disclose the whereabouts of a member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, who is rumoured to be in transfer to a prison colony in Siberia, shows the authorities’ unrelent The continuing refusal to disclose the whereabouts of a member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, who is rumoured to be in transfer to a prison colony in Siberia, shows the authorities’ unrelenting efforts to silence her. Media Node:  Pussy Riot Story Location:  Russia 63° 10' 50.8692" N, 85° 4' 41.25" E “Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has publicly complained of threats she received from prison officials. We are concerned that she now may be being punished for this and for speaking out about deplorable prison conditions. ” Source:  Denis Krivosheev, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Russian Federation: Fear for safety of “missing” Pussy Riot member Description:  Urgent Action, 4 November 2013 URL:  Russia must investigate prison abuse allegations by Pussy Riot member Description:  News, 25 September 2013 URL:  Russia: Second Pussy Riot singer denied parole Description:  News Story, 26 July 2013 URL:  Scores of musicians urge Russia to release Pussy Riot Description:  News Story, 22 July 2013 URL:  Amnesty International open letter signed by more than 100 musicians Description:  Open letter, 22 July 2013

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