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New broader Russian treason law alarms Putin critics
Reuters ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and Steve Gutterman

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: freedom; kremlin; putin; treason

1 posted on 11/15/2012 4:03:44 PM PST by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi
George Soros is sad and will be losing friends.
2 posted on 11/15/2012 4:16:04 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

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...

3 posted on 11/15/2012 4:51:51 PM PST by Huebolt (United Socialist States of Amerika. Thank you I.N.S. (Immigration - National Suicide))
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