New Russian Method to Silence Dissent: Military Service in the Arctic
After trying a number of methods to silence the dissident Aleksei A. Navalny and his supporters, the Russian authorities tried something new this week: They seized one of his key allies, put him into compulsory military service and sent him to the Arctic.
Ruslan Shaveddinov, 23, a project manager in Mr. Navalnyâ€™s Anti-Corruption Foundation, was detained on Monday at his apartment in Moscow. His cellphoneâ€™s SIM card was disabled, Mr. Navalny said, so he couldnâ€™t tell his colleagues or lawyer what was happening.
Mr. Navalnyâ€™s allies quickly raised the alarm that night, after it appeared that Mr. Shaveddinov had gone missing and they found the door to his apartment smashed in....
Mat 5:43Â Â Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. Mat 5:44Â Â But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Mat 5:45Â Â That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Mat 5:46Â Â For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? Mat 5:47Â Â And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Mat 5:48Â Â Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
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