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Russian journalist and human rights activist Zoya Svetova speaks to the press after security forces searched her apartment in Moscow, February 28, 2017. (Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty)

Russian security forces raid journalist Zoya Svetova’s home

New York, February 28, 2017–Russian authorities should cease harassing journalists and allow them to work unimpeded, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces today searched the Moscow home of prominent journalist and human rights defender Zoya Svetova, according to press reports and Svetova’s lawyers.

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