Skip to comments.New broader Russian treason law alarms Putin critics
Posted on 11/15/2012 4:03:41 PM PST by Jyotishi
* Law extending definition of treason goes into force * Critics say it can be used to stifle dissent * FSB says law needed to deal with foreign intelligence
Moscow, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russia enacted a new treason law on Wednesday, alarming opponents of President Vladimir Putin who fear he will use it to silence critics and - in a reminder of the Soviet past - put at risk almost anyone who associates with foreigners.
The law broadens the definition of treason to allow Russians representing international organisations to face the charge, as well as citizens working for foreign states and bodies.
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The Russians experienced total socialism and will not put up with any crap from any sector.
They are, alas, the only hope for Western civilization.
We are an up-and-coming Cuba/Mexico/Greece.
Last one out turn off the lights...
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