Nov 2, The Moscow office of human rights charity Amnesty International has been sealed off by Russian authorities. An Amnesty spokesperson told The Independent staff had arrived at work this morning to find the office doors sealed, the locks removed, the electricity cut off and the alarm system de-activated. Jan 28, Russian police arrived at the Moscow headquarters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Sunday morning and started to try to force their way in by using in Vladivostok, a reference to the fact that Mr Navalny has been barred from running over what he says is a trumped up suspended prison sentence. Feb 17, Hiding in plain sight: Russia's private mercenaries and the lengths Moscow goes to deny them. 'The system .. But a source close to the committee told The Independent that Klintsevich should have kept his tongue. “They make demonstrative punishments and expect others to fall into line,” says Soldatov.