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Human rights activists called on the International football Federation to influence the situation with human rights in Russia.

International Human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the sharp deterioration of the situation with human rights in Russia on the eve of the start of the world Cup. This is stated in the report of the organization.

Human rights activists point in particular to the violation of the rights of the builders of the stadiums. It is claimed that they regularly withhold wages, and working conditions are extremely dangerous. As of April 2018, at the construction sites of the 2018 world Cup died 21 working

It is also noted the worsening situation in Russia with the right to peaceful Assembly. In this regard, provides information on the recent mass arrests of supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, including during organized protests . Points to the introduction in Russia of repressive laws and the strengthening of online censorship.

The report also describes the situation in Chechnya, where during the 2018 world Cup will be Egypt, where under arrest at the present time is the head of the local branch of human rights organization memorial Oub Titiev.

The Director of Human Rights Watch Europe and Central Asia Hugh Williamson also called unacceptable the refusal of the journalist for German broadcaster ARD, Hyo seppelt a Russian visa to travel to the world championship.

“Global sporting events such as the world Cup attracted widespread international attention. We hope that this report will help journalists to go beyond the football field to the broader issues that are causing concern in Russia,” said Williamson.

In this regard, Human Rights Watch called on the International football Federation (FIFA) to influence the situation with human rights in Russia.

Earlier the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has called for the 2018 world Cup − a propaganda tool of Russia. In his opinion, this event has nothing to do with sports.

In turn, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin urged Ukrainians to refrain from trips to Russia for the matches of the world Cup, because there is guaranteed provocation.

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