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Topic - Rachel Denber
Governments and rights organizations are decrying raids by Russian authorities on more than 2,000 international and domestic advocacy groups, what observers say is an unprecedented campaign to silence critics of the Kremlin.
A new law expanding Russia's definition of treason took effect Wednesday — and critics say it's so vague that the government can now brand anyone who dissents as a traitor.
"The case against [Mrs. Tymoshenko] and other highly politicized cases give grounds for concern that the government uses politically motivated charges to deal with its political rivals," said Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch.
The law is "an effort to tar, discredit and demonize" groups that promote accountability of governments, progressive change and human rights, Ms. Denber said.