All Posts Tagged With: "Center “E”"

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Other Russia Activist Threatened by FSB in Recruit Attempt

A member of the Other Russia party says he was threatened with deportation, problems with his job, and the possibility of losing his family if he didn’t become an FSB informant.

Aug 16, 2012 | Continued
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Blogger Fined for Hitler Picture Labeled as Russian Foreign Minister

An opposition blogger in Saratov has been fined for posting a picture online labeling Hitler as being in the Russian Foreign Ministry and now fears the ruling will be used to prevent him from running for office.

Apr 19, 2012 | Continued
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Dozens of Opposition Protesters Detained at Lubyanka

About 40 opposition activists have been arrested over the past four days in connection with a protest in solidarity with Taisiya Osipova, an activist currently awaiting a court verdict on what her supporters say are politically motivated chargers.

Jul 18, 2011 | Continued
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Persecution of Russian Activists, NGOs Doubled in 2010

Cases of persecution against Russian activists and non-governmental organizations doubled in 2010, according to a new report by the human rights association Agora.

Feb 2, 2011 | Continued
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Petersburg ‘Strategy 31’ Organizers Face Charges (updated)

Two Strategy 31 organizers in St. Petersburg have been released from police detention but now face extremism charges, while a third has been sentenced to 27 days of administrative arrest.

Nov 3, 2010 | Continued
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Other Russia Party Already Under Gov’t Pressure

The newly-formed Other Russia opposition party is already facing government pressure that threatens to hinder its ability to participate in upcoming elections, as opposition leaders had expected.

Jul 15, 2010 | Continued
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Duma Bill Would Expand FSB Powers to Fight ‘Extremism’

Russian legislators are considering a new bill that would allow the Federal Security Services to issue preemptive warnings against individuals or groups for activities they believe may become extremist.

Apr 28, 2010 | Continued
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Irkutsk Ecologists Harassed by Center “E” for Protesting

An organization of Russian ecologists protesting the reopening of a toxic paper mill say that they are being harassed by police from the notoriously brutal Center for Extremism Prevention.

Mar 1, 2010 | Continued
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Beeline Blocks Access to Opposition Websites

Prominent rights advocate Evgeny Arkhipov says that the meaning of extremism in Russia has expanded to include dissent, citing Friday’s news that a telecommunications firm is blocking access to opposition websites.

Feb 8, 2010 | Continued
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UN Report Blames Russia for Secret Detentions

A new United Nations report includes Russia on a list of countries that continue to illegally hold detainees in secret prisons. Detainees include not only terrorism suspects, but also opposition activists and others charged with extremism.

Jan 27, 2010 | Continued