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Open letter | Russian NGO law threatens free speech
Last week the Russian parliament pushed through a bill that in its current form would brand non-profit organisations receiving funds from abroad as “foreign agents” and would require them to take part in a stringent reporting process. Opponents say the bill is part of a concerted campaign to stifle protests against President Vladimir Putin. Index joins rights groups […]
11 Jul 12

Last week the Russian parliament pushed through a bill that in its current form would brand non-profit organisations receiving funds from abroad as “foreign agents” and would require them to take part in a stringent reporting process. Opponents say the bill is part of a concerted campaign to stifle protests against President Vladimir Putin.

Index joins rights groups concerned that the amendments to Russian NGO law may limit the space for a vibrant civil society in the country.
Open letter to the Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation

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