Surveillance

posted 18 Jan 2012, 11:14 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 18 Jan 2012, 11:24 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 18/01/12

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The blogger varfolomeev writes: “Every move the organizers of the protest demonstrations now make is under surveillance. Until recently, or so it had seemed, only their telephone conversations were being tapped...

A video has appeared on the Internet (I don’t give links to illegally obtained video or phone taps) which recorded a conversation between Gennady Gudkov (deputy of the State Duma, among other things) and Vladimir Ryzhkov. They are discussing in a restaurant the upcoming protest demonstrations, talks with the city authorities and other political questions.

Apart from the fact of secret filming itself, the authors of the tape – whether from the KGB or anywhere else – did not manage to provide the viewer with anything special. Interestingly, the titles to the video put a special emphasis on the fact that members of the opposition - o horror! - use swear words. [Read more]
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