Russia is using a controversial anti-extremism law to silence unwelcome critics and opposition groups. Valentin Sokolov spent seven months in jail because of something he published on the internet. DW's Miodrag Soric visited the activist.
Russians on the left are scratching their heads as a St. Petersburg yoga teacher faces trial for illegal missionary activity. The charge falls under a vague new anti-extremism law that can make proselytism illegal.
A new Privacy International report has revealed how Western technology companies turned a profit from building up the Syrian surveillance state. But their governments are also dependent on these businesses.
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