Document - Russian Federation: International human rights organizations assess President Putin’s past year in office [Diary Note]

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AI index: EUR 46/013/2013

22 April 2013

International human rights organizations assess President Putin’s past year in office

On 24 April 2013, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are launching at a press conference in Moscow their respective reports Freedom under attack: The clampdown on freedom of expression, assembly and association in Russia and Laws of Attrition: The Crackdown on Russia’s Civil Society after Putin’s Return to the Presidency, analysing new and amended legislation and the way it has been applied.

For further information, to receive an advance copy of the reports or to request an interview please contact:

Lydia Aroyo, Press Officer for Europe and Central Asia at Amnesty International on +7 (906) 734 87 58 or +44 (0) 7771 796 350; e-mail: laroyo@amnesty.org.

Amnesty International Moscow Office

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