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Russia shuts Memorial Human Rights Centre in ‘one-two punch’

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By Andrew Osborn and Mikhail Antonov MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia’s Memorial Human Rights Centre was ordered to shut by a Moscow court on Wednesday, a day after its sister organisation – Russia’s oldest human rights group – was forced to close. The Human Rights Centre keeps a running list of individuals it classifies as political prisoners, including Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. 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! S…

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