Stringent Sochi security regime with ID checks raises rights concerns at Winter Olympic Games

  • by: VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 15, 2013 - 8:40 AM

MOSCOW — The organizers of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi have introduced some of the most extensive identity checks and sweeping security measures ever seen at an international sports event, raising concerns that they are stifling dissent and violating privacy under the pretext of fulfilling their pledge to make the games "the safest Olympics in history."

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