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Putin’s Rights Panel May Draw in Opposition, Vedomosti Reports

June 22, 2012

Leonid Parfyonov, a TV presenter and co-founder of the Voters League, an independent election watchdog, and Boris Akunin, a popular detective novelist who led thousands on a Moscow protest walk in May, are among the candidates for Russia’s Presidential Human Rights Council, Vedomosti reported.

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