Aiding Amnesty International could soon be a crime

As Kremlin’s regime tries to tighten the screws, leveraging the services of an increasingly obliging and servile State Duma, there are now plans to introduce amendments to the Criminal Code that expand the concept of treaty and introduce a new crime – “illegal receipt of information constituting a state secret.”

As reported in the Russian business daily Kommersant, assisting international organisations, even Amnesty International, could soon be perceived as a crime, if it is proved that such assistance was detrimental to the Russian Federation.

Taken together with the increasing crackdown on the opposition, the proposed amendments will only serve to isolate Russia even further and lead the country to fall even further behind the West.

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