Skip to comments.Russia's Putin signs NGO "foreign agents" law
Posted on 07/21/2012 6:16:11 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a law that will tighten controls on civil rights groups funded from abroad, the his press office said on Saturday, a step opponents say is part of a campaign to suppress dissent.
The law, which was cleared by the upper house of parliament earlier in July, will force non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaging in "political activity" to register with the Justice Ministry as "foreign agents" and to file a report to officials every quarter.
Opposition groups say Putin is trying to silence groups whose criticism of his human rights record has undercut his credibility and helped fuel seven months of protests against his rule, the biggest since he came to power in 2000.
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We have a similar law that would help stop the Muslim brotherhood here in the USA but it’s ignored.
It is looking more and more like Putin is actually one of the good guys (for the Russians).
Which law is that ?
“Human rightsers” in Russia, Serbia, Poland, and elsewhere ARE foreign agents!!!!
They’re pretty subversive in our country, too, even if they’re not quite “foreign” agents. For example, they usually work hand in glove with muslim fifth columnists.
There is no country in the world more democratic than Russia, the LDPR leader pointed out.