All Posts Tagged With: "United Nations"

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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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UN Ecologists Speak Out Against Sochi Olympic Construction

Ecologists from the United Nations believe that construction in preparation of the 2014 winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia will have a devastating effect on the local environment, and called for the relocation of certain Olympic facilities.

Jun 3, 2008 | Continued
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Record Numbers of Russians Seek Political Refuge Abroad

According to a UN report, Russia now ranks second in the world for the number of citizens attempting to flee the country and receive political asylum in industrialized countries.

Mar 21, 2008 | Continued