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May 3, 2013

American Russian-Speaking Association for Civil & Human Rights, together with independent Russian-American community activists and organizers, calls upon all our friends and supporters to join the actions of solidarity with Russia’s citizens jailed by its government on political grounds, including those currently persecuted for their participation in the Moscow rally for fair elections and democratic change on May 6, 2012. We encourage you to join us, our friends and allies at the following events:

Saturday May 4, in New York City, at 14 Union Square and East 17tn Street, at 12 pm

– Sunday May 5, in San Francisco, at 2790 Green Street, at 1 pm

Monday May 6, in Seattle, at 600 Union Street, at 3 pm

– Monday May 6, in Washington DC, at 2650 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, at 6 pm

We call upon the Russian government to release all those imprisoned on political grounds now, as well as end politically motivated prosecution of its opponents. We also welcome the provisions in the immigration bill currently in the US Senate that make all those involved in gross violations of human rights and other inhumane acts inadmissible for entry to the United States. We call upon the U.S. Congress to enact these provisions. We urge our supporters around the country to write to their representatives in Congress asking them to make these provisions into law.

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