A Threat to Relations Germany Irate over Russian NGO Raids

Russian authorities have targeted German non-profit organizations as part of a crackdown on "foreign agents." Officials are not happy, with Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle's office saying that interfering in their work could create "a sustained effect on bilateral relations."
Amnesty International Russia chief, Sergei Nikitin, speaks to press in Moscow on March 25 after Russian authorities searched the organization's Moscow headquarters.

Amnesty International Russia chief, Sergei Nikitin, speaks to press in Moscow on March 25 after Russian authorities searched the organization's Moscow headquarters.

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