Since Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as President of Russia in 2012, he has orchestrated a number of new draconian laws that are crippling Russian civil society and impacting the daily lives of thousands of Russians.
These laws are having a terrible impact: from jailing activists and persecuting artists, to restricting NGOs, and criminalizing 'propaganda of homosexuality.' But the worst might be yet to come - a broad new legal definition of "treason" could criminalize the legitimate activities of NGOs and human rights defenders.
Increased repression in Russia must not go unchallenged! Stand with Russians who are putting their lives on the line for human rights by speaking out against the crackdown now! .