Lewes Amnesty campaigners’ concern about Winter Games

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As the Winter Olympics got under way in Sochi, Lewes human rights campaigners met at the Town Hall to hear concerns about the pressures facing those whose political actions lead them to cross paths with the Russian authorities.

Lewes Amnesty International Group organised a talk entitled ‘Putin and Pussy Riot: Politics in the New Russia’, which heard from speaker Patricia Cockrell MBE.

Her humanitarian work led her to travel and campaign for many years in Russia, Chechnya and the former Soviet Union.

 

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