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Thu Mar 5, 2015, 03:10 PM

 

Russian Activist Vows to Publish Nemtsov's Ukraine Findings

Source: VOA

Russian opposition activists say they will publish documents gathered by opposition leader Boris Nemtsov before his February 27 murder that purport to show Russia's direct military role in Ukraine.

Activist Ilya Yashin, a close Nemtsov ally, said Wednesday the evidence gathered by the slain activist includes details obtained from parents of Russian soldiers killed while fighting on Ukrainian soil. He told the British newspaper The Times that the evidence has been safeguarded and was not lost when police seized Nemtsov's computer as part of the probe into his murder.

Meanwhile, calling the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov a “disgrace” to Russia, President Vladimir Putin called on the country's law enforcement agencies Wednesday to focus on high-profile crimes, including those that are politically motivated.

The Russian leader told a televised meeting with Interior Ministry officials that they need to solve more crimes, both new ones and those from "past years," Putin said.

Read more: http://www.voanews.com/content/putin-syas-nemtsov-murder-politically-motivated/2667323.html



Under Putin, liberals are murdered and jailed. It's that simple.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 03:17 PM

1. Kick!

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 03:21 PM

2. K&fnR!

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 03:45 PM

3. Whew.

I was afraid the documents and computer drives were lost when the police raided Nemtsov's home as part of their "investigation." Preventing release of incriminating evidence may have been the motive for the murder.

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Response to moondust (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 03:54 PM

4. I imagine he had that information stashed somewhere safe in case

 

this very atrocity happened.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 03:59 PM

6. That's what I think.

I was hoping someone had access to this info to get the job done regardless.

And that being said, I hope that is also the case with that murdered person in Argentina too. I hope the info he was about to expose gets out into the interwebs soon.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:05 AM

15. Right.. he's smart for that.. he mentioned he thought Putin would have him killed.. weeks before it

happened.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 03:58 PM

5. Should hopefully be good.

I hope Yashin watches his back, though.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 04:00 PM

7. I wonder if

the girlfriend who escaped to Ukraine has the info with her...?



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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 04:08 PM

8. Uhnope, this guy better watch out for himself, SERIOUSLY.

Because NO ONE is coming to save these guys. The West has bought the 'Putin is always good and the USA is always bad':

More than 300 journalists killed in Russia since 1993, says joint report

The murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in October 2006 shocked the world. "Yet for every Anna, there have been many less widely known journalists killed for their work across Russia," says the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in a groundbreaking report on the 313 Russian journalists killed since 1993...



"Partial Justice" and an accompanying database present a comprehensive record of the murders, "whether taking place in cross-fire in conflict zones, or homicides and contract killings; whether journalists were killed for their work or in unexplained accidents, or even for personal dealings."

http://www.ifex.org/russia/2009/06/24/partial_justice/

to Tarheel Dem:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014704086#post41

I seem to remember a CIA asset who said that leakers should be "shot in the balls."

I wonder who that asset was... and if he was working for Pootie's Spy Network even back then?

Gotta wonder if this guy is flipped--this is quite a switch from the fellah who used to talk like this:

Snowden was incensed at the New York Times, which had described secret negotiations between the United States and Israel over how best to deal with Iran's suspected nuclear program.

"Are they TRYING to start a war? Jesus christ. They're like wikileaks." Snowden wrote. "You don't put that s--- in the NEWSPAPER."
"They have a HISTORY of this s---," he continued, making liberal use of capital letters and profanity. "These are the same people who blew the whole 'we could listen to osama's cell phone' thing. The same people who screwed us on wiretapping. Over and over and over again."
He said he enjoyed "ethical reporting." But "VIOLATING NATIONAL SECURITY? no. That s--- is classified for a reason. It's not because 'oh we hope our citizens don't find out.' It's because 'this s--- won't work if iran knows what we're doing.'"

Perhaps he encountered a shirtless Russian riding a bear on his personal road to Damascus?


to MADem:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014704086#post43

Taking out the opposition:

Putin Declares Himself Dictator With The Navalny Verdict

Alexei Navalny’s five-year prison sentence on fabricated charges removes Vladimir Putin’s last political opponent from the scene. Navalny was charged with stealing a small amount of money during the course of giving pro-bono legal advice to a regional government on the sale of timber.
Navalny, the charismatic anti-corruption blogger and activist, was one of the key organizers of anti-Putin demonstrations following the disputed parliamentary and presidential elections of December 2011 and March 2012. He had been a thorn in the side of the Putin machine by exposing its high-level corruption on his blog, which is followed by millions of Russians. He was indicted by Putin’s Investigative Committee – an extrajudicial body that works like the troikas of the Stalin era. Among those exposed by Navalny for the theft of billions were the very members of the Investigative Committee that indicted him. Navalny coined the term widely applied by the Russian people to Putin’s United Russia, as the “party of thieves and scoundrels.”
In a maneuver to secure the Moscow’s mayoral position in a Moscow that has soured on Putin, Putin’s loyalist mayor recently resigned in order to stand in a flash election in September. Navalny had declared his candidacy (and could have easily won a fair election), but his conviction in a provincial court will prohibit him from running for any elected office under Russian law. Putin has removed Navalny from formal politics.
Navalny said in his closing statement: “It’s to make it so someone on all the federal news channels can continually mention my name as this person who stole the Kirov region’s whole forest, this crook, as if that could somehow change what I am writing about those people who are actually crooks, those people who are stealing the government’s billions from us.” Navalny refused to flee Russia to escape the jail sentence which he knew was inevitable.

As is his practice, Putin innocently denies any involvement in the Navalny case. A Kremlin spokesman declared that Putin “does not interfere, can’t interfere, and in this case has no right to interfere.”  The political nature of the Navalny prosecution, however, was conceded by Putin’s Investigative Committee, which declared that such a trivial case would not have been dealt with so quickly, except where “the person involved attracts attention to himself with all his might” and “mocks authority...”***


http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2013/07/18/putin-declares-himself-dictator-with-the-navalny-verdict/

Out in the cold: Vladimir Putin’s biggest enemies

1 Barack Obama Putin’s enmity towards Obama is ideological rather than personal. Putin’s KGB worldview is predicated on anti-Americanism: he views Moscow as a rival “superpower” to Washington, in terms of global reach and influence. Since Putin’s “return” as president in 2012 hostile rhetoric about America has hit record levels.
2 Mikhail Khodorkovsky Putin arrested Khodorkovsky – at the time Russia’s wealthiest man – in 2003 and packed him off to jail in Siberia. After a decade behind bars, he was unexpectedly freed by Russia’s president. In the event that Putin steps down from power, Khordorkovsky could play a major role in Russian politics. At least, this is the fantasy among Russia’s liberals.
3 Alexei Navalny The Moscow opposition leader is currently under house arrest. A court recently jailed Navalny’s brother on charges widely seen as fictitious: a sure sign that Navalny’s campaign against corruption and Putin’s leadership has got the Kremlin rattled. Navalny is a tall, charismatic lawyer with nationalist views and a popular blog: plenty of reasons for the authorities to shut him up.
4 Bill Browder Browder’s lobbying campaign following the murder of his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has been extraordinarily successful, with the US and others banning the officials involved. Corrupt Russian bureaucrats have assets (and very often families) in the west. Without visas they can no longer enjoy them.
5 Petro Poroshenko The pro-western president of Ukraine is in effect at war with Putin, who last year seized a large chunk of Ukraine – Crimea – and fomented a separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko says Russia has waged a covert invasion of his country, with troops, tanks and heavy weapons. Putin denies this.


And two dead ones...

Boris Berezovsky Once Putin’s close friend – they went on holiday together in the south of France – Berezovsky became the president’s biggest enemy when the two fell out in 2000. Berezovsky decamped to Britain where he led a noisy campaign against Putin, accusing him of numerous misdeeds. Berezovsky was found hanged in his Surrey mansion in 2013.
Alexander Litvinenko An FSB officer, Litvinenko fled to London and worked for both Berezovsky and MI6. In 2006, two Russians – Dmitry Kovtun and Andrei Lugovoi – allegedly poisoned him with radioactive polonium in a Mayfair hotel. Afterwards, Putin said Litvinenko was too insignificant to be worth murdering. But the British government believes the Russian state killed Litvinenko in a carefully crafted plot.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/25/-sp-bill-browder-kremlin-threatened-to-kill-me-vladimir-putin

There are so many other examples, that the pattern is undeniable. Sorry if you've seen these before, there are others posted at DU such as a long list by Number 23, IIRC. But I'm busy and just found these to show you this guy's days may be numbered.

***So much for those who call Democrats 'authoritarians.' Who's kidding who?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 04:46 PM

10. An average of 15 dead journos per year for the last 21 years.

 

Can you imagine if that were to happen here? There might even be a revolution.

Nah....

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:32 PM

12. thx. awesome post

 

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:19 AM

16. thank you for full report, freshwest..This is one I got off moondust the other day.. :(

April 2003 - Liberal politician Sergey Yushenkov assassinated near his Moscow home

July 2003 - Investigative journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin died after 16-day mysterious illness

July 2004 - Forbes magazine Russian editor Paul Klebnikov shot from moving car on Moscow street, died later in hospital

October 2006 - Investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya shot dead outside her Moscow apartment

November 2006 - Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died nearly three weeks after drinking tea laced with polonium in London hotel

March 2013 -Boris Berezovsky, former Kremlin power broker turned Putin critic, found dead in his UK home

(Nemtsov) was gunned down a stone's throw away from the Kremlin, in an area which is always tightly policed, and where security cameras are everywhere you look. He was, it appears, tracked for hours as he travelled around central Moscow.

(Police officers have) trawled through Mr Nemtsov's flat in central Moscow, seizing documents and computer drives.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31673297

moondust http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=1026679

And, putin has people protecting him on DU.. it's all just a coincidence to them.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 04:17 PM

9. Liberals were murdered in the 60's in the US. And that was during

the Cold War when "fear of communism" permeated politics and society. I think this is a watershed moment for Russia. The sanctions have basically devastated things and Liberals are standing up to that egotistical prick Putin.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:23 PM

11. Holy schnikes, don't announce it, just do it !

Announcing you're gonna do it is just giving the assassins advance notice.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 05:38 PM

13. He better GTFO of Russia

Because Putin won't hesitate to kill his ass too.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 07:00 PM

14. I don't think they'll do anything to him without finding out where the evidence is first.

Of course, once he releases it he has no protection, but they'd have no reason to kill him at that point. It would just make them look even guiltier.

At least I hope that's the case.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:21 AM

17. Be safe, Ilya Yashin!

Boris Nemtnov mahalo uhnope

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:50 AM

18. He's going to need the good vibes, Cha:



Ilya Yashin (born 29 June 1983 in Moscow) is a Russian activist and liberal politician, one of key leaders of political party «RPR-PARNAS», co-founder and one of leaders of political movement Solidarnost. He is also the leader of the Moscow branch of the RPR-PARNAS, in which the Solidarnost participates. In 2005 he was one of founders of civic youth movement Oborona. Active participant of Dissenters' Marches and rallies «For Fair Elections». In 2012 he was elected in Russian Opposition Coordination Council.

Until 2008 he was the leader of Yabloko party's youth wing, organizing mass protests and speaking to the media about its causes. However, when he became an active member of the Solidarnost, Yabloko expelled him for "causing political damage".[1]

Yashin is known for making passionate speeches at opposition rallies. He is an active participant of the Strategy-31 campaign for freedom of assembly. In 2005, he spoke against the Nashi movement, which supported President Vladimir Putin.[2]

On 31 December 2010 Yashin was arrested for demonstrating in Moscow at another rally of Strategy-31. He was taken to a police station and detained for fifteen days. He claims evidence was then fabricated against him by the police.[3] Amnesty International declared him a prisoner of conscience, along with Boris Nemtsov and Konstantin Kosiakin.[4]

Following the alleged kidnapping and torture of opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev from Kiev, Ukraine, Yashin was arrested on 27 October, 2012 along with Sergei Udaltsov and Alexei Navalny while attempting to join a Moscow protest on Razvozzhayev's behalf. The three were charged with violating public order, for which they could be fined up to 30,000 rubles (US$1,000) or given 50 hours of community service.[5]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilya_Yashin

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Response to freshwest (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:54 AM

19. Bless all the liberal hearts in Russia, fresh.. and keep them safe! Thank you for that

bio on Ilya Yashin!

What a scary uphill battle to be liberal/gay in Russia.. What strength they have!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:38 PM

20. it's great to see this. Thanks. the world should find a way to support him, nt

 

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