[JURIST] Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych [official website, JURIST news archive] on Friday signed a bill [official website] punishing by fines or arrest the blockading of public buildings, protesters wearing masks or helmets, the dissemination of Internet slander, and providing facilities or equipment for unauthorized meetings. The law was passed [JURIST report] earlier this week amid widespread protests. The Obama administration has officially condemned [press release] the law was passed to suppress protests against the president. The legislation passage was followed...

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