Threats Made Against Leading Human Rights Watch Staff Member

posted 12 Oct 2012, 12:38 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Oct 2012, 12:39 ]
Source: (info), 05/10/12 

Engaging in human rights activity in Russia is becoming more and more difficult, according to Human Rights Watch. Against the background of recent additional legislative restrictions on civic engagement and attempts by the Russian authorities to marginalise human rights groups, Tanya Lokshina, a leading Human Rights Watch researcher, has recently received a number of threatening text messages on her mobile phone. [Read more]