Russia needs Obama to stand up to Putin's repression

An article in The Washington Post by David J. Kramer, President of Freedom House, suggests that Russia needs US President Barack Obama to stand up to President Vladimir Putin's repression. The article writes that due to a high number of political prisoners, Washington needs to emphasise the deterioration in Russia's human rights situation by pushing back against the crackdown and focusing attention on the regime's corrupt, authoritarian nature while using the Magnitsky Act whenever appropriate.

Friday, April 26, 2013