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Russian Winter Games Olympic Torch Throws Light on Human Rights Violations

Okay so pretty much the government of Russia is trying to hide that they violate the Human Rights using the Olympics as a distraction. That sums it up pretty much. But people all over the world have been doing what they can to spread awareness. Some examples of what they are doing are vigils, flash mobs, and pickets in public places and in front of Russian Embassies.

1. A new law banning “homosexual propaganda” that effectively criminalizes gay identity
(Same-sex Marriage)

2. Serious concerns for the welfare of gay athletes who enter Russia
(Fair Treatment)

3. The prosecution and imprisonment of two Pussy Riot members
(Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing)

4. The charges against Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky
(No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile)

5. Show trials of activists arrested in the 2011 protests
(Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression)

6. Systematic raids on foreign NGOs
(No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment)

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