Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Hate Sites in Russia

The International Herald Tribune has an AP report on nationalist Internet hate sites in Russia. The 64-year-old human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina is top on a list of 89 targets who have been sentenced to death by a nationalist group which is “calling upon ‘patriots’ to take up arms and execute her and other friends of ‘alien’ peoples.”

Aaron Rhodes, the head of the Vienna-based International Helsinki Federation for Human rights, is quoted as saying:

The climate is starting to resemble a fascist society where there is freedom to make money by friends of the rulers but critics and independent thinking are persecuted.

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