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Continued Detention of Nadiya Savchenko (February 25)

Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 25, 2015 The United States is deeply concerned by today’s decision by a Russian court to continue the detention of Ukrainian Member of Parliament Nadiya Savchenko to May 13. Ms. Savchenko has been on a hunger strike for 75 days to protest being held hostage by Russian authorities. ...
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Reward for Information on Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev (February 25)

The U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program is offering a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, a Russian national wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for his alleged participation in a major cyber racketeering enterprise. Also known ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons (February 24)

I could not be more proud to announce Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons. We looked far and wide to find the right American official for this important assignment.  Randy’s a leader.  He’s a motivator.  But most importantly for this effort, he’s got vision.  Wherever he’s served ...
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Embassy organizes Joint Maritime Operations Center Seminar (February 23)

On February 23, the Deputy Chief of Mission Nicholas Berliner attended the “Joint Maritime Operations Center (JMOC) Seminar” organized by the U.S. Government’s Export Control and Related Border Security Office (EXBS).  Experts from the United States Coast Guard provided briefs to representatives from multiple Georgian ministries on how to establish a multi-agency center tasked with ...
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