Putin legal critic stripped of G8 duties

[JURIST] A top advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin who publicly voiced concerns about the Russian government takeover of Yukos, free speech limitations and Russian policy towards Ukraine has been stripped of his responsibilities as Russia's envoy to the G8 industrial nations, according to a Kremlin statement issued Monday. No official reason was given for the announced shift in the duties of Andrey Illarionov, apparently a lone voice of official dissent. Read today's statement from the Russian Presidency here. AP has more.



 

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