October 31, 2012

The New Russian Police State

Masha Gessen, Latitude

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It was a week of prison news. On Oct. 21, a leftist street activist leaving a Moscow court that had just sanctioned his arrest shouted out: “I was tortured!” Over the next two days, details of Leonid Razvozzhayev’s ordeal emerged as human rights activists visited him in jail to record his story.

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