SLEEPY: Russian MPs doze while human rights trampled

Russia has come a long way from the Soviet era but under the leadership of former KGB agent Vladimir Putin it has taken many ominous steps back to dictatorship. Censorship of the media, the use of torture against people in police custody, persecution of minorities and selective prosecution of Putin’s political enemies have made many concerned about the human rights situation in Russia.

This video highlights that while these abuses go on, Russia’s elected parliamentarians are not exactly jealously guarding the civil rights of their constituents.

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  2. The Duma

    More Russia bashing from those that display extreme bais. Take another look at our State parliaments outside of question time. Note the number in attendance. Its only when the bells ring they come flocking in. Introduce electronic voting and the same will happen here. If you look on YouTube you will also see the state parliaments in the USA doing the same ‘Vote for a friend’ but that gets no mention in the bias western media.

  3. The Duma

    More Russia bashing from those that display extreme bias. Take another look at our State parliaments outside of question time. Note the number in attendance. Its only when the bells ring they come flocking in. Introduce electronic voting and the same will happen here. If you look on YouTube you will also see the state parliaments in the USA doing the same ‘Vote for a friend’ but that gets no mention in the bias western media.

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