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Russia shuts Memorial Human Rights Center in 'one-two punch'

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Russia shuts Memorial Human Rights Center in 'one-two punch'
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Russia's Memorial Human Rights Center was ordered to shut by a Moscow court on Wednesday, a day after its sister organization - Russia's oldest human rights group - was forced to close.
 
The Human Rights Center keeps a running list of individuals it classifies as political prisoners, including Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
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The list includes Jehovah's Witnesses and Muslims convicted of terrorism who Memorial says were victims of "unproven charges based on fabricated evidence because of their religious affiliation".
 
"Pozor! Pozor!" (Shame! Shame!) Memorial supporters chanted outside the court, wrapped up against a temperature of -12 degrees Celsius (10 Fahrenheit).
 
The U.N. human rights office in Geneva said Russian courts had decided to "dissolve two of Russia’s most respected human rights groups and further weaken the country’s dwindling human rights community".
 
 
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