US 'deeply troubled' by Russia's NGO law

24th May 2015, Comments 0 comments

The United States said Saturday it was "deeply troubled" after Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning what Moscow brands "undesirable" non-governmental organizations.

"We are concerned this new power will further restrict the work of civil society in Russia and is a further example of the Russian government's growing crackdown on independent voices and intentional steps to isolate the Russian people from the world," State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement.

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