September 2004: Journalist.
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 09, 2008 Five 9/11 Suspects Offer to Confess:But Proposal Is Pulled Over Death Penalty Issue
QUOTE: Five of the men accused of planning the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks said Monday that they wanted to plead guilty to murder and war crimes but withdrew the offer when a military judge raised questions about whether it would prevent them from fulfilling their desire to receive the death penalty.
Washington Post Aug 13, 2008 Despite Truce, Russians Take Georgian City: Bush Rebukes Moscow, Sends Humanitarian Aid
QUOTE: A day after Russia agreed to stop its offensive and pull its troops out of Georgian territory, Russian forces took over the frontline Georgian city of Gori on Wednesday, seized munitions at Georgian military bases and set up positions along the country's main east-west highway.
Washington Post Jun 26, 2008 Russia Looks for Ways to End Isolation, Invisibility of Disabled
QUOTE: "This is an issue we did not talk about at all for a long time," President Dmitry Medvedev said last month at a meeting with government ministers and advocates for the disabled. "We have the . . . task of providing disabled people with comfortable living conditions and creating a developed rehabilitation system so that they can take a full part in life."
Washington Post Apr 08, 2008 Moscow Killings Blamed on Racism: Non-Slavs Targeted, Rights Groups Say
QUOTE: The killing of [a Moscow man], which remains under investigation, is part of a wave of racially motivated murders in Moscow that has put the city's migrant communities on edge, particularly people from Central Asia, according to human rights groups. Easily singled out because of their non-Slavic appearance, Central Asian workers have borne the brunt of the attacks by skinheads and neo-Nazis.
Washington Post Mar 03, 2008 Russian Election Lacked 'Freedom,' Monitor Says
QUOTE: ...the continent's leading human rights organization, cited media bias and Russia's failure to register some candidates, among other shortcomings [of the presidential election].
Washington Post Oct 24, 2007 Russia Deliberately Delaying the Arrival of Election Observers, Critics Say
QUOTE: Russia has increasingly complained that the OSCE, which has criticized the conduct of numerous elections in former Soviet states, is a vehicle for the West to undermine Russia and its allies. The Kremlin routinely organizes parallel election-monitoring missions to those states; the missions invariably endorse votes that Western observers have condemned as neither free nor fair.
Washington Post Sep 11, 2007 Russian Authorities Won't Renew Visa of U.S. Labor Organizer: Move Seen as Part of Crackdown On Western-Funded Civic Activism
QUOTE: Russian authorities have refused to renew the visa of an American labor activist working with a dockworkers union in Kaliningrad, the latest in a series of visa denials targeting Western trade unionists, business people, journalists and lawyers whose activities attracted the suspicion of state officials.
Washington Post Jul 25, 2007 Local Property Dispute Grows Into International Issue for Kazakhstan
QUOTE: One of the fundamental principles of the [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe]...is religious freedom. The standoff with the Hare Krishna movement threatens the image of a harmonious, multidenominational country...
Washington Post Jul 20, 2007 New Manuals Push A Putin's-Eye View In Russian Schools
QUOTE: [Two new Russian high school] books reflect the themes dominating official political discourse here: that Putin restored Russian strength and built what the Kremlin calls a "sovereign democracy" despite American efforts to isolate the country .... But critics say the term is a self-serving veil for unchecked executive power...
Washington Post May 19, 2007 Cyber Assaults on Estonia Typify a New Battle Tactic
QUOTE: [Estonia] has been subject in recent weeks to massive and coordinated cyber attacks on Web sites of the government, banks, telecommunications companies, Internet service providers and news organizations
Washington Post Feb 15, 2007 Turkmen President Installed After Vote Opponents Dispute
QUOTE: There was no full-scale international monitoring of the vote, but officials with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which sent a handful of observers, said privately that the election was neither free nor fair. Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Moratinos, whose country currently chairs the OSCE, urged Turkmenistan to "commit itself to a process of political reform and democratization."
Washington Post Jan 09, 2007 Russia Halts Oil Flow To Belarus in Dispute: Quarrel Reignites Worries in Europe Over Reliability of Key Energy Supplier
QUOTE: Russia on Monday shut off crude oil supplies that flow by pipeline across Belarus to Germany, Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe, charging that Belarus was illegally siphoning off oil meant for the other countries. The dispute between two erstwhile allies will have little immediate effect because the end-customer countries have strategic reserves for at least two months. But it is rekindling discussion in Europe about the reliability of Russia as a supplier of energy.
Washington Post Dec 01, 2006 British Find Radiation at 12 Locations
QUOTE: The trail of radiation found in London expanded to 12 sites Thursday, and British authorities turned their attention to two Russian aircraft in their efforts to track the poison that killed a former Russian intelligence officer...
Washington Post Oct 27, 2006 Deportation Of Uzbek By Russia Is Criticized: European Court Had Ordered Stay
QUOTE: ussia has deported an Uzbek man to his home country despite a last-minute order by the European Court of Human Rights that the deportation be stayed pending a review...."Our greatest concern is for Muminov's protection from torture or other ill treatment,"...
Washington Post Oct 20, 2006 Russia Halts Activities of Many Groups From Abroad
QUOTE: Russia on Thursday suspended the activities of Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the International Republican Institute and more than 90 other foreign nongovernmental organizations, saying they failed to meet the registration requirements of a controversial new law designed to bring activists here under much closer government scrutiny.
Washington Post Oct 08, 2006 Outspoken Putin critic shot dead in Moscow
QUOTE: Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist whose byline defined the fading craft of investigative and crusading reporting in President Vladimir Putin's Russia, was fatally gunned down...renowned for her probes of the brutality of Russia's military campaign in Chechnya as well as the banality of corruption permeating Russian life, from the remote provinces to the bright lights of Moscow.
Washington Post Sep 30, 2006 In Russia, Psychiatry Is Again a Tool Against Dissent
QUOTE: Soviet-style forced psychiatry has reemerged in Russia as a weapon to intimidate or discredit citizens who tangle with the authorities, according to human rights activists and some mental health professionals. Despite major reforms in the early 1990s, some officials are again employing this form of repression.
Washington Post Aug 18, 2006 Yukos Probe Widens To Include Westerners
QUOTE: The Russian prosecutor's office opened a criminal probe into allegations of money laundering and embezzlement by Steven M. Theede, the American former chief executive of the embattled Yukos oil company, and three other expatriate executives...The four "took advantage of their official positions to steal and legalize property that had been trusted to them, which caused considerable damage to the owner . . . the Yukos oil company."
Washington Post Aug 10, 2006 Kyrgyz Deportations Draw U.N. Rebuke: Five Who Fled 2005 Uzbek Crackdown Could Face Abuse, Refugee Official Says
QUOTE: Five people who fled the Uzbek city of Andijan to neighboring Kyrgyzstan last year during a deadly government crackdown were turned over to Uzbekistan on Wednesday. The decision drew swift condemnation from the United Nations and human rights groups...their deportation violated international law.
Washington Post Aug 09, 2006 Russian Physicist Given Suspended Prison Term
QUOTE: A Russian scientist was given a six-year suspended sentence Tuesday for the export to South Korea of technology that prosecutors contended could be used to manufacture missiles...Scientists and human rights activists argue that the evidence in these cases...is weak or nonexistent.
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