Posted 10 months ago on Jan. 13, 2014, 5:27 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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One of the issues that I have encountered is Russia's Foreign Agents Law and it is described as a great evil. If your (NGO) receives funding from outside sources AND it is used politically then you have to register. It is currently being treated as this big human rights issue.
The NGOs refused to register. There were raids. Most of those NGOs went to court and won.
Check out this article from Freedom House on their website: Kyrgyzstan: Don’t Copy Russia's Foreign Agents Law
It's Freedom House, so we know why they say what they say.
But, Russia's Law is listed on HRW http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/12/26/russia-foreign-agents-law-hits-hundreds-ngos-updated-december-26-2013
And Frontline http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/24317
But, um.......how is this different from FARA? Why is FARA not included? I'm not seeing a huge difference here. http://www.fara.gov/