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Russian threat to Freedom of Expression:Petition from AmnestyInternational
2 years ago

End the Attack on Civil Society in Russia - Amnesty International Australia
Society & Culture  (tags: Russia, Putin, LGBTrights, HumanRights, GayRights, PussyRiot, Treason, BlasphemyLaws, CivilLiberties, HumanRights, CivilSociety, AmnestyInternational, FreedomofSpeech, Treason, crackdown, dissent )
BMutiny  -

Freedom of expression under threat in Russia. Many people and groups are affected by legislation banning 'propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations' and new Treason and Blasphemy laws, yes, BLASPHEMY LAWS; the anti-LGBT laws are just PART of it all.
PETITION from Amnesty International
2 years ago

In the run up to the Winter Olympics in February 2014, in the city of Sochi, Russia will be in the human rights spotlight.
New laws are seriously affecting civil society and freedom.
Sign our petition to protect civil rights in Russia.
Freedom of expression: under threat
Many people and groups are affected by legislation banning 'propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations' and new treason and blasphemy laws, including:
the LGBTI community, which is often targeted during rallies and demonstrations.
members of punk band Pussy Riot, jailed in 2012 for peacefully singing a protest song in a Moscow church.
Freedom of assembly: under threat
Peaceful protests are heavily restricted, banned or dispersed. Ordinary men and women are regularly fined or jailed for their involvement in organised events.
Freedom of association: under threat
NGOs receiving foreign funding and engaging in 'political activities' must register as 'foreign agents'. The move stigmatises and discredits key human rights organisations and provides reason to fine or close them down.

2 years ago

Thank you Barbara signed it too

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