Russia's Expanding Definition of Treason

Friday, September 28, 2012


Last week, Russia's lower house of parliament unanimously approved an amendment that broadens the definition of treason. If it becomes law, Russian citizens who cooperate with international civil and media organizations could face 20-year prison sentences. Bob talks with the Christian Science Monitor's Fred Weir about the law's potential ramifications.


Fred Weir

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Bob Garfield

Comments [1]

Luke Held from Seattle

I just listened to the article on the tightening of Russian treason laws. Please devote similar time on your next episode to the ACTUAL implementation of similar laws in the US, namely the National Defense Authorization Act. Bradley Manning and Julian Assange might have some strong opinions on this matter.

Please also refer to the several people that have been detained for owning anarchistic materials such as black hoodies in Seattle and Portland. (

Please, let's not pretend that Russia is the only authoritarian state worthy of note.

Oct. 03 2012 02:30 PM

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