Clinton: U.S. disappointed by Russian actions on PARNAS

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Posted: Jun 22, 2011 4:35 PM
Clinton: U.S. disappointed by Russian actions on PARNAS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday said the United States was "disappointed" by the Russian Justice Ministry's refusal to register the Party of People's Freedom.

She said the action effectively bars PARNAS from participating in Russia's upcoming Duma elections.

"We are troubled by reports of pressure from authorities in the regions designed to intimidate PARNAS supporters, prompting them to resign positions or disavow their signatures on required lists," she said in a statement.

(Reporting by Tabassum Zakaria; Editing by Sandra Maler)