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Russia: Bleak Year for Human Rights

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Human Rights Watch | Russia: Bleak Year for Human Rights

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Oyub Titiev stands in front of a portrait of his murdered colleague, Natalia Estemirova, in Memorial's Grozny office,
Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.


by HRW
1/17/19
(Moscow) – The Russian government relentlessly reduced space for peaceful dissent, political opposition, and civic activism in Russia during 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019.
The authorities used the rhetoric of “traditional values” and countering extremism to justify limiting free speech. Many human rights defenders, civic activists, lawyers, opposition activists, and average citizens paid a price for not conforming to the government’s political agenda.

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It was not possible to investigate Chechnya, which has been reported to imprison, torture and murder members of the LGBT community.

In occupied Crimea, Russian authorities continued targeting pro-Ukraine activists and Crimean Tatars for their vocal opposition to Russia’s abuses and occupation of the peninsula.
 

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Human Rights Watch | Russia: Bleak Year for Human Rights

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Oyub Titiev stands in front of a portrait of his murdered colleague, Natalia Estemirova, in Memorial's Grozny office,
Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.




It was not possible to investigate Chechnya, which has been reported to imprison, torture and murder members of the LGBT community.

In occupied Crimea, Russian authorities continued targeting pro-Ukraine activists and Crimean Tatars for their vocal opposition to Russia’s abuses and occupation of the peninsula.

If only you can claim the same with ukraine who bans media they deem harmful to national security aka anything not pro ukraine, deports or imprisons reporters for reporting anything negative or against the states wishes, and even had marshal law as well as raided churches they deemed not aligned with their own view of a state religion.
 

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If only you can claim the same with ukraine who bans media they deem harmful to national security aka anything not pro ukraine, deports or imprisons reporters for reporting anything negative or against the states wishes, and even had marshal law as well as raided churches they deemed not aligned with their own view of a state religion.

Whataboutism from the Putinista. Can't stay on topic.
 

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Whataboutism from the Putinista. Can't stay on topic.

He has a point. All your threads completely focuses on anti-Russian news, while ignoring (or even defending) more horrible stuff like what the Ukrainians are doing.
 

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Yeah, Russia is a bad place if you're gonna wanna criticize certain people (like Putin).
 

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He has a point. All your threads completely focuses on anti-Russian news, while ignoring (or even defending) more horrible stuff like what the Ukrainians are doing.

You've got a keyboard. Your just too lazy to put your weird ideology of equivalence into practice.
 

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Whataboutism from the Putinista. Can't stay on topic.

You call it whataboutism, but in reality you are calling out one nation for such while supporting another nation doing the same. Ukraine lists fairly low itself on human rights, only in recent years being labelled partly free.
 

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You call it whataboutism, but in reality you are calling out one nation for such while supporting another nation doing the same. Ukraine lists fairly low itself on human rights, only in recent years being labelled partly free.

Ukraine doesn't have 1,000 nukes aimed at my homeland. Try again Putinista.
 

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Ukraine doesn't have 1,000 nukes aimed at my homeland. Try again Putinista.

So ukraine nt having nukes justifies their behavior? last I checked two wrongs do not make a right and screaming whataboutism is nothing more than trying to call out one side while demanding the other side not be able to call you out for doing the same.
 

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Human Rights Watch | Russia: Bleak Year for Human Rights

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Oyub Titiev stands in front of a portrait of his murdered colleague, Natalia Estemirova, in Memorial's Grozny office,
Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.




It was not possible to investigate Chechnya, which has been reported to imprison, torture and murder members of the LGBT community.

In occupied Crimea, Russian authorities continued targeting pro-Ukraine activists and Crimean Tatars for their vocal opposition to Russia’s abuses and occupation of the peninsula.

Russians have a long history of atheistic barbarianism. Thank God for God bless America and its Christian values and laws.
 

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Thank God for God bless America and its Christian values and laws.

From what I've seen of Trumps Evangelicals, Christian values can flip-flop on a dime.
 
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