Russian policemen detain a supporter of Memorial International outside the Russian Supreme Court during a hearing on Dec. 28. The Supreme Court of Russia decided to liquidate the international historical and educational society, which the Russian authorities consider a foreign agent. Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA-EFE Dec. 31 (UPI) — The United States issued a joint statement with several ally nations Friday rebuking a Russian court’s decision to "forcibly close" the human rights group International Memorial.

The statement , issued by the office of State Department spokesman Ned Price, was made by the governments of the U.S., Australia, Canada, the European […]

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