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OSCE PA’s human rights chair criticizes Russia’s targeting of Sakharov Center


COPENHAGEN, 24 March 2015 – The Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions, Isabel Santos (MP, Portugal), today criticized the continued official targeting of civil society organizations in Russia, exemplified by the fine levied against the Sakharov Center this week. “The Sakharov Center plays a crucial role in commemorating and educating about Soviet-era repression. How sadly ironic is it, then, that the Center itself has been branded with the Soviet-era ‘foreign agent’ label and now fined for resisting that label? I also lament the targeting and fining of the Regional Press Institute and …read more

Source: OSCE

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