Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Russia's Putin signs new treason law

Russia introduced a new law broadening the definition of treason on Wednesday, alarming opponents who say Vladimir Putin will use it to silence his critics and that almost anyone in contact with foreigners will be at risk.

The legislation allows Russians representing international organisations to be charged with treason, as well as those working for foreign states and bodies, and expands the range of actions that can be considered treasonous.

http://www.euronews.com/newswires/1726026-russia-expands-definition-of-treason-under-new-law/