December 20, 2013

Sochi's Potemkin Protest Zones

Jane Buchanan, Wall Street Journal

Olympic organizers are playing games with human rights ahead of the February 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. In the latest round, the International Olympic Committee announced last week that the Russian authorities will set up designated "protest zones" for people who want to demonstrate publicly during the event. President Thomas Bach said the IOC welcomed the Russian decision to create protest zones "so that everybody can express his or her opinion."

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Sochi Olympics

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