What set off the wave of raids on NGOs?

posted 26 Mar 2013, 02:50 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 26 Mar 2013, 02:52 ]
25 March 2013 

Source: HRO.org (info
Many commentators consider that the wave of raids by prosecutors and other public officials on the offices of Russian and international human rights and civil society organizations have been inspired by the ‘top political leadership’. In this regard, they point to instructions issues in February by President Putin to the leadership of the Federal Security Service (FSB). [Read more]