New amendments have been added to the ‘undesirables law’ as Putin looks to intimidate, silence and quash dissent
For months, Russian authorities have regularly unleashed repressive announcements on Fridays. 15 July was no different.
That day, a court in the city of Krasnodar sentenced Andrey Pivovarov, the former executive director of the now-defunct pro-democracy Open Russia Civic Movement, to four years in prison on charges of leading an ‘undesirable organisation’. Continue reading