Amnesty International criticized “the law Spring”

“Spring law”, acting in Russia, violates the obligations of Moscow in the field of human rights. Such statements are contained in the annual report of the international human rights organization Amnesty International.

The Russian authorities, as human rights activists believe “too often used by anti-extremist legislation, thereby violating the right to freedom of expression”. However, the report provides data of the information analytical center “Sova”, included in December 2016 in the list of foreign agents, according to which 90 percent of all convictions in cases of extremism falls on comments and shares in social networks.

To a violation of Russia’s obligations in the field of human rights in Amnesty International took the ban on missionary activity outside the specialized religious institutions, the requirement for operators to keep records of all conversations and metadata.

In addition, the report contained accusations against Moscow of alleged human rights violations in the North Caucasus. The leadership of Chechnya, Amnesty International criticizes for “direct pressure on the judiciary.”

In the colonies and detention centers, according to human rights defenders, torture and ill-treatment of prisoners. To illustrate, the complaints of torture Ildar Dading, who was convicted for violations of the rules of holding rallies.

Amnesty International also accused the aerospace forces of Russia in “indiscriminate attacks and direct attacks on civilians and civilian facilities in Syria.”

Anti-terrorism package of laws was developed by Deputy Irina Yarovaya, together with the head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov, was passed by the Parliament and signed by the President in the summer of 2016.

The dading was sentenced to three years imprisonment under article 212.1 of the criminal code providing responsibility for violations during public events. In November 2016, he complained about the beatings in the IR-7, but the check conducted by the regional Investigation Committee of the violations of the rights of opposition was revealed.

Western countries accuse the Syrian authorities and Russia bombing of civilians and armed opposition. Damascus and Moscow denied the allegations.

Amnesty International (AI) is an international non-governmental human rights organization, which in 2013 became the world. She has about two million members and more than five million supporters — activists. The stated purpose of the organization — research and actions to protect the physical, psychological integrity and freedom of conscience and expression.