Russian Government Steps Up Pressure on NGOs
July 31, 2015 at 1:02 pm

A Russian human rights group has been forced to shut down as a result of a new law which requires nongovernmental organizations that receive foreign funding and are engaged in "political activities" to register as "foreign agents," the Associated Press reports. The Committee Against Torture, which has documented torture in Russia for fifteen years and…

Russia's Crackdown on NGOs Includes Some Unexpected Targets
July 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

A preliminary list of 12 nongovernmental organizations that could be banned from working in Russia under a "patriotic stop list" includes a number of large U.S. foundations as well as smaller groups that would seem to be unlikely targets, the New York Times reports. Signed into law by Russian president Vladimir V. Putin in May,…