Obama: Kremlin critic’s murder reflects poorly on Russian freedom




President Barack Obama says the brutal, public murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is a sign that civil rights in the country are headed backwards — and has again called for a thorough investigation into the shooting.

Speaking to Reuters on Monday, Obama said the death of one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics is an indication of the dire climate inside Russia under the control of Putin.

“This is an indication of a climate at least inside of Russia in which civil society, independent journalists, people trying to communicate on the Internet, have felt increasingly threatened, constrained,” Obama said in the interview Read more…

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