David Kramer: Putin Regime Shows Utter Disregard for Human Rights | Freedom House

David Kramer: Putin Regime Shows Utter Disregard for Human Rights

President David J. Kramer recently testified before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs about repression and corruption in Russia, highlighting the abuses of a regime that he called “thoroughly corrupt, rotten and rotting.” He commended Secretary Clinton on her comments condemning the rigged Duma elections in December 2011 and urged President Obama to be more outspoken on rights abuses in Russia. Kramer also reiterated Freedom House's support for the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2011, which would impose a visa ban and asset freeze against Russian officials responsible for serious human rights abuses.


Read the testimony here.

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