An independent U.S. watchdog named 16 nations “countries of particular concern” for engaging in “systematic, egregious violations” of religious freedom.
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Special Counsel Mueller concludes that Russia engaged in “sweeping and systematic” interference in 2016 U.S. election to help Donald Trump become president.
The Russian government is drafting law that enable authorities to freeze bank accounts of people who donate to or finance protests that are deemed unlawful.
Russian lawmakers approved Thursday a bill that expands government control over internet and whose opponents fear heralds new era of widespread censorship.
Internet voting is not the same as online banking; it is more complex due to the fact that there must be separation of the transaction from the person’s identity.
Moscow’s recent raids in Simferopol are part of broader effort to suppress activists in the Russian-controlled Black Sea Peninsula said Refat Chubarov.
The persecution of the Crimean Tatar community in Crimea is an ongoing reminder of how respect for human rights and democracy has precipitously declined.
A Chechen court is scheduled to issue the verdict against Oyub Titiev, a human rights defender with the Russian group Memorial, on March 18, 2019.
President Putin has signed legislation enabling Russian authorities to block websites and punishment for “fake news” and material deemed insulting .
Kazakhstans soviet era dictator Nursultan Nazaraev, who has ruled for the last 30 years, announced his resignation today which for many was a shock.