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Russian children’s ombudsman calls for nationwide register of convicted pedophiles

The Russian ombudsman for children has supported a recently drafted bill imposing life sentences for pedophilia, but added that the creation of a nationwide register of offenders was also necessary. “We consider it important to continue work on a register of persons who have committed sex crimes against minors and other illegal acts, which would allow them to be monitored ...

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2 more Russians register as candidates in presidential poll

The Russian Central Elections Commission (CEC) has officially registered Grigory Yavlinsky of the liberal Yabloko party and Business Ombudsman Boris Titov of the pro-business Party of Growth as presidential candidates. Read more Both candidates are backed by political parties that hold no seats in the federal parliament, which means that to register they had to present signatures from at least ...

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Man on sex offenders’ register for grabbing Tinder date’s breasts during sex has conviction quashed

A medical student who was placed on the sex offenders’ register after having consensual sex on a Tinder date has had his name cleared. The 37-year-old man was taken to court for grabbing his date’s breasts during sex. Philip Queree met the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on the Tinder dating app and had what he called ...

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Putin signs law establishing register of officials sacked over corruption

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 09:48 The Russian president has signed into law a bill requiring all officials fired from their posts over involvement in corruption to be placed in a nationwide internet register to prevent them from re-entering public service. The law was published on the Russian internet portal for official documents on Friday and will come into force ...

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Call to not register Putin as candidate is ‘pointless,’ elections chief tells Khodorkovsky

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 09:56 The head of Russia’s Central Election Commission has dismissed Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s public call to deny Vladimir Putin’s registration as presidential candidate in next year’s election, noting that it would violate the law. “I am not afraid to bear responsibility for my decisions neither before history nor before anyone at all, because they all are ...

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Putin orders Justice Ministry to maintain register of foreign agents in mass media

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 13:23 Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order making the Justice Ministry responsible for formulating and maintaining a record of mass media outlets that, according to recently passed law, need to register as foreign agents. The order was posted on the government website for legal documents on Monday. Read more Also on Monday, the ...

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Duma gives second nod to retaliatory bill requiring media outlets to register as foreign agents

The Russian lower house of parliament has passed the second stage of a bill that would require foreign mass-media outlets operating in the country to register as foreign agents. The motion was prepared by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses. It was drafted as a suite of amendments to the bill, allowing for ...

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'Slap at the First Amendment’ – RT America forced to register as foreign agent

Suppressing RT and comments the US government doesn’t like is a direct violation of the First Amendment and freedom of speech, says NSA whistleblower William Binney. Other RT commentators say what they think of the US government move. RT America has been forced to register as a ‘foreign agent’ in the US. The pressure from Washington began after US intelligence ...

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Duma may order foreign media outlets to register as foreign agents to work in Russia

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:32 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:36 A new Russian bill regulating mass media would not automatically register foreign media outlets as foreign agents, but their refusal to do so would prevent them from working in Russia, one of the key sponsors of the legislation has said. Read more Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy (United ...

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Forcing RT to register as 'foreign agent' is a ‘horrendous blow to press freedom’

Washington’s ultimatum that forced RT to register as a ‘foreign agent’ under a 1938 law created to counter Nazi Germany has drawn condemnation, with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) terming it a “troubling precedent.” “Compelling RT to register under FARA is a bad idea. This is a shift in how the law has been applied in recent decades, so ...

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