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Duma in Search of Enemies - Statement by the International Society Memorial

posted 17 Jul 2012, 12:51 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Jul 2012, 12:53 ]
16 July 2012 

Memorial Human Rights Centre 

The actions of the Duma, beginning in May, have taken on a hysterical character. 

It is considering bills urgently, for the single purpose of holding on to its power monopoly. 

After adopting legally illiterate and extremely dangerous political changes to the legislation on rallies, the State Duma in emergency mode has introduced changes to the law on non-profit organizations. The speed at which this has been done is startling – it is as if the enemy is already at the gates of the capital and only changes to this law can save the Motherland. [Read more