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Amnesty International Moscow office blocked

Amnesty International Moscow office blockedMoscow municipal officials have sealed off the office of rights group Amnesty International preventing the personnel to enter, Reuters.

A member of Amnesty International Alexander Artemyev said Wednesday that official seals had been placed on the entrances to the office, the locks had been changed and that power to the office had been cut off.

The group had not been warned of the measure taken.

A representative of the Moscow state property department, from which Amnesty rents the office, said they had no immediate comment.

It is reported rights groups funded from abroad fall under intense scrutiny from Russian officials with some of them being accused of being "foreign agents".
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