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Putin silences critical voices in rights council reshuffle


Putin has removed 5 people from the council. (AFP pic)MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has removed several opposition figures from his human rights council, a decree published yesterday showed, with critics saying the move robs the advisory body of its legitimacy.
The 50-member body, which has spoken out against abuses, has gradually been losing its influence and many respected members of the human rights community had already quit in protest at various Kremlin actions.
The five people being removed from the council, include its veteran head Mikhail Fedotov, according to the presidential decree on the government website.
Outspoken political analyst Ekaterina Schulmann who …read more

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