Vladimir Kara-Murza: In four years, the number of political prisoners in Russia has risen by six times
Vladimir Kara-Murza, Vice President of the Free Russia Foundation, stated during his presentation at a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council that in the past four years, the number of political prisoners in Russia has increased by six times.
Freedom House’s Statement: Government Designates Free Russia Foundation as an “Undesirable” Organization
In response to the designation of the Free Russia Foundation as an “undesirable organization” by the Russian Ministry of Justice on June 28, Freedom House issued the following statement:
The Free Russia Foundation is a non-profit pro-democracy organization striving for a free Russia. We seek and support positive changes in our home country. We are ‘desirable’ among those who value democracy and human rights and, for that, we know we are in good company with 15 other honorable organizations.
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The Free Russia Foundation documents and analyzes offensive cyber operations planned, commissioned and conducted by the Russian government against the United States and its allies.
The Civil Society in Russia continually struggles to find the space to truly focus on mission-driven activities.
Russia is quickly becoming a closed society, with virtually no independent media, rule of law. In addition there are many restrictions on free speech, assembly, attacks on political opposition and minorities.
The dialogue between civil societies, intercultural communication and business contacts forms an essential bridge between Russia and Western countries.
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