Tell Putin to Stop the Crackdown

In January a group of people gathered in St Petersburg to have a snowball fight. The police responded by banning it and dispersing the crowd – calling it an “unauthorised gathering”. This may seem a ridiculous one off event but it isn’t. The space for freedom of assembly, association and expression is rapidly shrinking in Russia

Since Vladimir Putin returned to office as Russia’s President he has introduced laws that:

  • severely limit freedom of assembly
  • stigmatise the LGBTI community
  • criminalise insulting the feelings of believers
  • broaden the definitions of treason and espionage so that human rights activism could potentially be criminalised

Russia is clearly restricting the civil and political rights of its people. Find out more and take action at http://action.amnesty.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1194&ea.campaign.id=23177

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