Putting the Lid on Freedom of Expression in Russia

Since Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin in May 2012 the human rights situation in Russia has worsened significantly. The Kremlin’s focus has been on curtailing freedom of expression of human rights defenders, remaining independent media and other regime critics through defamation and legal means.

In this report, Civil Rights Defenders gives an overview of the state of freedom of expression in Russia, in particular online freedom of expression. It describes how human rights defenders who rendered support to journalists, bloggers and other civil society actors have become the epicentre of the authorities’ unabated crackdown on human rights.

Download the report: Putting the Lid on Freedom of Expression in Russia.

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