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Beyond World Cup: Advocates call attention to Russian abuses

7 monthes ago   |   By National Post

MOSCOW - Wrapped in national flags, jubilant fans dance at midnight in the streets of Moscow, smiling, laughing and cheering.
While foreign spectators from all over the world are having a blast at the World Cup being hosted by Russia, human rights activists are urging them not to overlook the other side of Vladimir Putin's nation: political prisoners and the harassment of critical voices.
Friday marked the 40th day that Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has been refusing food in a Russian prison. Sentsov, an outspoken opponent of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, was...
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Beyond World Cup: Advocates call attention to Russian abuses

7 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

Amid cheers and jubilation at the World Cup, human rights officials want to draw the world's attention to abuses in Russia
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