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Russia - Universal Periodic Review - Foreign Agent Law, Ukraine, and Domestic Violence

Date: April 5, 2023
Country: Russian Federation
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Mechanism: Universal Periodic Review
Report Type: Stakeholder Report
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This report addresses three subjects: the Russian Federation's Foreign Agents Law, Undesirable Organizations Law and "Fake News" Laws; the extreme human rights abuses that have been endemic in the Federation's prosecution of its aggressive war against Ukraine; and violence against women/domestic violence.

There is already much information concerning these subjects available in the media and elsewhere. This report will be limited principally to information derived from interviews with both Russian Human Rights Defenders and Ukrainian civilians, who suffer directly from Russian actions.

To protect the safety of the witnesses, no identifying information will be provided. The citations will be to numerical internal codes assigned to the witness reports by the Advocates. Furthermore, gender-neutral pronouns (they/them) will be used.