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June 26

Saturday News Items

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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

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Interfax: "The Russian presidential council for civil society and human rights development has called for halting the passage of a bill expanding the Federal Security Service (FSB) powers on applying special preventative measures to individuals."

ITAR-TASS: "So-called leader of the Karamakhinsk gang, 41-year-old resident of Dagestan Dzhamaludin Dzhavatov has been destroyed during a special operation in Dagestan???s Karabudakhkentsky region, Deputy Interior Minister of Dagestan Colonel Magomed Ismailov told journalists".

RFE/Radio Liberty: "Some 40 teachers and parents of middle school students in the central Russian city of Ulyanovsk are two days into a three-day hunger strike to protest the city's decision to close their school, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports."

RIA Novosti: "Several sexual minorities activists were detained on Saturday after attempting to stage an unsanctioned protest in central St. Petersburg. A dozen activists gathered in front of the Hermitage Museum to protest against the intimidation of sexual minorities in Russia."

Russia Today: "Kyrgyzstan is to decide on the country???s future in a constitutional referendum scheduled for June 27. The referendum comes following weeks of bitter ethnic violence."

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posted at 09:12 U.S. Central Time Zone on Saturday 26 June 2010 by Dr. Bruce Holl