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 UN human rights office in Moscow faces closure, - Reuters

The Russian government has announced its intention to close the United Nations Office for Human Rights in Moscow.

This was announced by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, Censor.NET informs citing Reuters.

"I am concerned about signals received from the government regarding its intention to close our presence in Moscow," he said.

According to him, it infringes the space for dissent.

Al-Hussein also pointed out that more cooperation with his office, rather than less, was needed "on the subject of the shrinking space for human rights defenders and non-governmental organizations."

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