U.S. State Department (America.gov): Russia’s Human Rights Follow Negative Trajectory


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U.S. report cites news media problems, lack of government accountability

Washington — Despite improvement in some areas, the Russian Federation continued a negative trajectory on human rights and government accountability, according to the State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2008, released February 25. Among other problems, the legally mandated report mentions killings, torture and disappearances in areas of conflict, limited freedom of expression and restrictions placed on political opposition.

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