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A draft law, which will make repeated violation of the already restrictive rules governing public assemblies a criminal offense, has been tabled in the Russian parliament.
A city mayor and member of the opposition party Voluntad Popular was detained on 19 March on suspicion of rebellion and conspiracy to commit a crime for his involvement in anti-government protests....
Two opposition activists in Azerbaijan have been sentenced to several years in prison on fabricated charges, simply for being critical of the Government.
Activists in Samara, Russian Federation, received death threats after staging a protest against Russia’s military intervention in Crimea.