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Critics call Russia’s tougher treason law ‘dangerous’

MOSCOW — Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor.

The law took effect Wednesday, two days after President Vladimir Putin told his human rights advisory council that he was ready to review it.

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