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June 12, 2013

Human Rights First Statement for the Congressional Hearing on Russia’s Deteriorating Human Rights Situation

In a statement submitted today to both the Senate Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues and the Subcommittee on European Affairs, Human Rights First called on U.S. officials to publicly and privately press Russia on its human rights abuses. The statement notes that Russian citizens, civil society organizations, minority religious groups, journalists, and human rights defenders are increasingly under government pressure.

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