How China and Russia's Anti-Protest Laws Compare as Countries Face Unrest

Posted on AllSides December 2nd, 2022
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China and Russia are facing large waves of civil unrest and both countries have taken steps to crack down on dissent.

Russians protesting President Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine face tough measures and even jail time. A new law passed on Thursday allows less space for domestic critics, expanding the country's "foreign agents" law and cracking down on free expression and protests.

The law, which rights groups say is a tool to suppress dissent, was adopted in July 2022 but was delayed. Under the new law, almost any person...

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