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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, January 23, 2021

The United States strongly condemns the use of harsh tactics against protesters and journalists this weekend in cities throughout Russia. Prior to today's events, the Russian government sought to suppress the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression by harassing protest organizers, threatening social media platforms, and pre-emptively arresting potential participants. This follows years of tightening restrictions on and repressive actions against civil society, independent media, and the political opposition.

Continued efforts to suppress Russians' rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, the arrest of opposition figure Aleksey Navalny, and the crackdown on protests that followed are troubling indications of further restrictions on civil society and fundamental freedoms. Russians' rights to peaceful assembly and to participate in free and fair elections are enshrined not only in the country's constitution, but also in Russia's OSCE commitments, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and in its international obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. We call on Russian authorities to release all those detained for exercising their universal rights and for the immediate and unconditional release of Aleksey Navalny. We urge Russia to fully cooperate with the international community's investigation into the poisoning of Aleksey Navalny and credibly explain the use of a chemical weapon on its soil. The United States will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our allies and partners in defense of human rights - whether in Russia or wherever they come under threat.

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"Biden just hates him because Putin liked Trump Better" said Trump.

#1 | Posted by Scotty at 2021-01-23 09:31 PM | Reply

Pu^^y Riot is up for this:

www.youtube.com

their public service videos including

What to do if you're detained at a protest action in Russia: do's and don'ts

Also ANTI-SURVEILLANCE MAKEUP TUTORIAL in English

www.youtube.com

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2021-01-23 09:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The United States' moral compass is pointing True North again.
Whew.

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-23 10:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"The United States' moral compass is pointing True North again."

When it comes to communist China...crickets.

#4 | Posted by willowby at 2021-01-23 11:17 PM | Reply

#4 - haven't been paying attention, have you? Perhaps they aren't covering it where you get your news?
www.marketwatch.com
The nice thing is China wants a change, so that puts us in a better seat to negotiate:
www.barrons.com

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-23 11:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

#5

Pfft

That's what you are coming with, Marketwatch and Barrons?

Total Commies funded by Antifa.

What are you going to cite next, The Economist, Forbes?

You might as well burn down Portland with that kind of propaganda.

#6 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-01-24 01:03 AM | Reply

"When it comes to communist China...crickets."

You are going to feel like a fool very soon. Biden is a good and decent man, he will object to the human rights abuses in China.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-24 02:23 AM | Reply

When it comes to communist China...crickets.
#4 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY

When it comes to you explaining what exactly makes Joe Biden a Commie... also crickets.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-24 02:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

What happens when the "protesters" smash and burn and steal? Are the rushin cops allowed to stop them?

#9 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-01-24 10:11 AM | Reply

You give them a couple rubles to look the other way.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-01-24 10:59 AM | Reply

What happens when the "protesters" smash and burn and steal? Are the rushin cops allowed to stop them?

#9 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Is there a point somewhere in this stupid question?

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2021-01-24 11:47 AM | Reply

"Is there a point somewhere in this stupid question?
#11 | POSTED BY JPW"

You wouldn't get it if I explained it. Smh

#12 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-01-24 11:50 AM | Reply

or you could just admit you can't explain it...

#13 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-24 12:48 PM | Reply

Evver wonder why in a country with hundreds of millions , dozens of individuals get so much press?

#14 | Posted by Scotty at 2021-01-24 03:09 PM | Reply

I don't think what we do here can be called "press" ...

#15 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-24 05:47 PM | Reply

It's kind of a shame that Dems have no clue what "peaceful protest" means. Apparently to them it means any protest that is done in the name of Liberal ideals because when those protests became violent so many times in 2020, Dems just supported and encouraged them. Again, you have to eat your own dog food sometimes so it's best to really understand what you are doing before you do it. But instead, as usual, the parties just mouth off without thinking first. Well, now it's bit you in the ass.

#16 | Posted by humtake at 2021-01-25 12:13 PM | Reply

It's amazing the difference a President makes.

Trump is Putin's *itch, and would never have commented on his handling of protesters.

Good to see we have a president who isn't afraid of Putin back in the White House.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-01-25 12:20 PM | Reply

You are going to feel like a fool very soon.

If he doesn't yet, he never will.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-01-25 12:21 PM | Reply

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