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Putin Signs New Anti-Terror Law in Russia. Edward Snowden Is ­pset.


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Vladimir Putin, Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin, shown here last week, has signed into law a controversial package of counterterrorism measures.

Credit: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed into law a controversial package of counterterrorism measures, including tougher sentences for extremism and heightened electronic surveillance of Russian citizens, that have provoked condemnation from rights activists here.

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