Amnesty International revokes Navalny’s prisoner of conscience status

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was stripped of his prisoner of conscience status by Amnesty International for his past comments that were described as “advocacy of hatred.”

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Russia’s prime minister and government step down
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed changes in the constitution that would allow him to extend his presidency power limits and chose a new prime minister after Dmitry Medvedev and the government resigned from duties. Putin picked a 53-year-old head of the tax service Mikhail Mishustin for the position... Read more
Daughter of former Russian spy released from hospital
The daughter of a former Russian spy, Yulia Skripal, has been discharged from a British hospital almost five weeks after her and her father were targeted and poisoned with a nerve agent in the United Kingdom. Sergei and Yulia Skirpal were believed to have been enjoying their time in... Read more
LinkedIn fails to agree with Russia on restoring access to site
MOSCOW, March 7 (Reuters) – LinkedIn Corp. has failed to reach an agreement with the Russian authorities to restore public access to the social networking website, the company and Russia’s communications regulator said on Tuesday. Russia blocked access to LinkedIn’s website last year after a court found the firm... Read more
French presidential challenger Emmanuel Macron target of Russian ‘fake news’ says party chief
PARIS, Feb. 13 (Reuters) – French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is being targeted by Russian media and internet attacks from within Russia with the goal of helping the election campaigns of his pro-Moscow rivals, his party chief said on Monday. The comments by Richard Ferrand, secretary-general of Macron’s En Marche!... Read more