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Russia Suspends At Least 96 Foreign NGOs

(RFE/RL) October 19, 2006 -- Russia has forced at least 96 foreign nongovernmental organizations to suspend their operations.

The reason given is that authorities were unable to process their registration papers before the October 18 deadline set in a new law.

(Interfax, AP)

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

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