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Amnesty International Has A Message For Putin

The Olympic Torch has officially arrived in Russia, but for some reason the flame keeps going out

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Not once

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Not twice

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But even as many as three times!

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What's worse than the torch going out? Putin has been trying to extinguish human rights in Russia since 1999.

Via amnestyusa.org

Putin has been cracking down against freedoms of expression, assembly and association for nearly 15 years. Amnesty has released an interactive timeline with 150 emblematic instances of human rights abuses so you can learn about specific cases.

We know you hear us, Vladimir.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120904/putin-russia-culture-wars-Pussy-Riot-Kremlin

Now, a global network of activists are standing up for individuals at risk of human rights violations in your country.

http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/campaigns/individuals-at-risk/urgent-action-network

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