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Russia | The Guardian: Russia moves to expel American human rights activist


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Vanessa Kogan, director of the Justice Initiative project, says migration officials have revoked her residency permit

A prominent US human rights activist faces expulsion from Russia as it ratchets up pressure on non-governmental organisations fighting abuses, particularly those who receive financial support from abroad.

Vanessa Kogan, director of the Justice Initiative project, told the Guardian that Russian migration officials had revoked her residency permit under a statute that indicates she is a threat to Russia’s national security.

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