On the third anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky's murder, Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) co-hosted a panel discussion on new Russian legislation. The panelists, including Freedom House's Director of Eurasia Programs Susan Corke, called for a loud condemnation by the international community of the Kremlin's human rights abuses.
Susan Corke and Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch, Moscow, stressed that new amendments to the law against public events put opposition activists, like Leonid Razvozzhayev, in real danger. A few weeks ago Razvozzhayev was abducted from the streets of Ukraine while he was applying for political asylum. Razvozzhayev reports that he was tortured and forced to confess under duress. Three days later, he reappeared in a prison in Moscow and now faces a 10-year jail sentence if convicted. View photos of the event>> Information on the event>>