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Putin signs decree on state protection of human rights movement

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on additional measures for state protection of the human rights movement in Russia.

By this decree, the president approved the proposal on the presidential human rights commission to set up an international human rights center, the Kremlin press service told Interfax.

At the same time, the presidential administration and the Russian government have been tasked with helping the human rights commission set up this new human rights center, the decree says.

In addition, presidential envoys in federal districts have been tasked with involving representatives of human rights organizations in the work of advisory and consultative bodies they create, including by making these individuals members of these bodies.

The presidential decree also recommends that regional executive authorities provide logistical help to human rights commissions in regions of the Russian Federation and take into account proposals made by human rights organizations when advisory and consultative bodies and the aforementioned commissions are formed.