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Russia "takes step towards iron curtain"
« on: July 09, 2016, 12:51:46 am »

http://www.ibtimes.com/russian-anti-terrorism-law-signed-amid-business-human-rights-outcry-how-big-brother-2389849

Russian President Vladimir Putin inked a new set of controversial anti-terrorism laws onto the books Thursday. The laws increase the government’s surveillance ability, making communications operators keep data for three years and forcing them to hand it over to security services on request.

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“This is an absolutely draconian law, even the Soviet Union did not have such an overwhelmingly repressive legislation,” Gennady Gudkov, an opposition leader told the Los Angeles Times. “This is 100 percent a step toward an Iron Curtain.”
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