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    Russia: Drop Provisions to Punish Funding Protests

    Russia: Drop Provisions to Punish Funding Protests | Human Rights Watch

    New Effort to Crack Down in Freedom of Expression, Assembly


    State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in session in Moscow, Russia.

    Human Rights Watch
    4/15/19

    (Moscow) – The Russian government is developing a draft law to enable the authorities to freeze the bank accounts of people who donate to or finance protests that are deemed unlawful, Human Rights Watch said today. If adopted, the provisions would further jeopardize freedom of assembly in Russia and could punish people for their democratic support of a variety of causes. “The provision on financing public assemblies should be immediately dropped from the bill,” said Damelya Aitkhozhina, Russia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “Russia has already adopted a slew of laws that unjustly punish protesters, and this bill would enable the government even to target and intimidate someone who paid for some flyers or protest signs.”

    The bill would allow police to issue orders without court authorization to freeze bank accounts or transactions for up to 10 days if they have “sufficient, verified and documented information” that those accounts were used to finance the organization or conduct of public assemblies that were not in compliance with the law. This means that almost any assembly could fall afoul of the law if the authorities decide the organizers have not complied with procedures or that participants have acted improperly. The bill also provides for courts to issue orders to freeze bank accounts for indefinite periods. In recent years, the Russian government has repeatedly created new obstacles to the exercise of free expression and assembly and has pushed peaceful protesters to the margins of the law, Human Rights Watch said. Russian law on public assemblies requires protesters to seek explicit authorization for public assemblies and enables local authorities to routinely deny requests for authorization on a plethora of grounds.
    Another brick in the authoritarian wall of Vladimir Putin.

    Related: HRW Warns Against New Russian Move To Crack Down On Freedom Of Expression, Assembly


    As president, Trump has steadfastly refused to accept his responsibility to do anything about the Russian assault on our democratic institutions. This is a dereliction of duty, and it continues even now.

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    Re: Russia: Drop Provisions to Punish Funding Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Russia: Drop Provisions to Punish Funding Protests | Human Rights Watch

    New Effort to Crack Down in Freedom of Expression, Assembly


    State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in session in Moscow, Russia.



    Another brick in the authoritarian wall of Vladimir Putin.

    Related: HRW Warns Against New Russian Move To Crack Down On Freedom Of Expression, Assembly
    Restrictions on the ability to fund riots will greatly hamper the political influence of Soros et al.

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    Re: Russia: Drop Provisions to Punish Funding Protests

    Russia listens to HRW as much as the US does.
    “There is a smug style in American liberalism ..... It is a way of conducting politics, predicated on the belief that American life is not divided by moral difference or policy divergence ..... but by the failure of half the country to know what’s good for them.”
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    Re: Russia: Drop Provisions to Punish Funding Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Westphalian View Post
    Russia listens to HRW as much as the US does.
    ...............aaaannnndd your point being?

    Oh heck, I clean forgot that offering anything of substance on an actual topic is not your reason for being on here.
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    Re: Russia: Drop Provisions to Punish Funding Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by AmNat View Post
    Restrictions on the ability to fund riots will greatly hamper the political influence of Soros et al.
    All foreign NGO's must register with the Putin regime as foreign agents.

    As with the new online laws outlawing "insulting" the government (read criticism), this law can also be interpreted many ways.

    The way that it will be interpreted will certainly be to create yet another impediment to public political activism or protest.


    As president, Trump has steadfastly refused to accept his responsibility to do anything about the Russian assault on our democratic institutions. This is a dereliction of duty, and it continues even now.

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    Re: Russia: Drop Provisions to Punish Funding Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    All foreign NGO's must register with the Putin regime as foreign agents.

    As with the new online laws outlawing "insulting" the government (read criticism), this law can also be interpreted many ways.

    The way that it will be interpreted will certainly be to create yet another impediment to public political activism or protest.
    Russia has seen what happened to the Ukraine and Syria. They’re doing what they need to to protect themselves from Soros acolytes and CIA shills.

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    Re: Russia: Drop Provisions to Punish Funding Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by AmNat View Post
    Russia has seen what happened to the Ukraine and Syria. They’re doing what they need to to protect themselves from Soros acolytes and CIA shills.
    Kremlin and Trumpist claptrap.

    Putin’s Russia feels increasingly like a fortress under siege


    As president, Trump has steadfastly refused to accept his responsibility to do anything about the Russian assault on our democratic institutions. This is a dereliction of duty, and it continues even now.

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    Re: Russia: Drop Provisions to Punish Funding Protests

    Quote Originally Posted by AmNat View Post
    Russia has seen what happened to the Ukraine and Syria. They’re doing what they need to to protect themselves from Soros acolytes and CIA shills.
    Yes, exactly right.

    This is publicly available. Russia is aware of the activities and methods of the CIA and Soros and has ensured that their activities in Russia are curbed.

    Like a sick virus they will mutate their methods, and Russia will counter - respond.

    It's the mirror image of what the West is doing to curtail Russian influence. Except of course Russia's alleged malign activities are largely totally faked by western intel agencies.

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    Re: Russia: Drop Provisions to Punish Funding Protests

    Like the OP (Human Rights Watch) clearly states, Putin is turning Russia once again into an authoritarian Stalinist state.

    Poor bastards. And then you have some sickos cheering him on.


    As president, Trump has steadfastly refused to accept his responsibility to do anything about the Russian assault on our democratic institutions. This is a dereliction of duty, and it continues even now.

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