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Samir Goswami
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Samir Goswami is the Managing Director of Amnesty International USA's Individuals and Communities at Risk Program

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The Time to Stand Up for Human Rights Is Now

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 2:51 PM

Mikhail Kosenko was there last year when tens of thousands gathered in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square in protest of Vladimir Putin's re-election. Video evidence indicates that he was protesting peacefully, yet he was arrested days later by the Russian authorities and charged with taking part in a riot and using violence...

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Russia: Repeal the "Foreign Agents Law"

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 5:21 PM

One year ago Russia adopted a "foreign agents law" that imposes restrictions on civil society organizations that take foreign funding. Since then more than a thousand independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been subjected to unannounced inspections by Russian authorities. Some have faced heavy fines and in some instances have been...

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How Technology Is Helping Us Better Protect Human Rights

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 1:28 PM

For social justice activists, the speed with which news now crosses the globe creates a tremendous opportunity to respond to human rights issues as they emerge. We can now find out about and alert the world to abuses almost as they happen, and people can act immediately to support human...

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Concerned Global Citizens: Support Russians Demanding Reforms From Their Government

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 1:19 PM

As the Olympic torch travels through Russia, the international spotlight is shifting towards the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. For human rights activists everywhere, this presents a much-needed opportunity to draw attention to the oppressive rule of Vladimir Putin.

On the eve of Vladimir Putin's presidential...

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