All Posts Tagged With: "extremism"

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Duma Passes Bill for FSB ‘Special Preventative Measures’

The Russian State Duma has passed a government-sponsored bill feared by rights advocates and oppositionists for the negative effect it could have on free speech.

Jun 11, 2010 | Continued
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Violations of Journalists Rights Leading to More Censorship, Self-Censorship

Pressure by the police, media companies, and pending federal legislation are among a host of problems that journalists fear are leading to greater censorship and self-censorship within the Russian media.

May 25, 2010 | Continued
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Russia Bans Scientology Writings on Basis of Extremism

Russia has declared a ban on the works of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard on the basis of extremsim, accusing the fantasy writer of instigating social strife and calling for violence against state authorities.

Apr 21, 2010 | Continued
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Duma Bill Would Ban Reproducing ‘Statements by Terrorists’ (updated)

Amidst public criticism of the Kremlin’s failure to prevent terrorist attacks, a new law adopted by the Russian State Duma will ban the media from reproducing any statements whatsoever issued by anyone deemed to be a terrorist.

Apr 5, 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
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Court Case Begins Against Kostroma Activist

A court case has begun in the city of Kostroma against an activist who investigators allege is guilty of extremism for language in a political pamphlet, despite the fact that federal experts found no such evidence.

Jan 18, 2010 | Continued
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Izvestia Gets Court Warning Against “Extremism”

The newspaper Izvestia has been issued a warning from the Moscow city prosecutor for publishing “extremist” material in an article by United Russia member Sergei Markov.

Dec 15, 2009 | Continued
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University Expels Student Opposition Activist

A leader of the regional youth branch of Yabloko has been expelled from Omsk State University in spite of his high grade point average. Oppositionists in the area believe the expulsion to be politically motivated.

Dec 2, 2009 | Continued
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Anti-Fascist Activist Shot Dead in Moscow

Anti-fascist activist Ivan Khutorskoy was shot and killed in in the entryway to his building in Moscow late Monday. Colleagues insist that the murder was politically motivated, a charge that authorities are investigating.

Nov 17, 2009 | Continued