Profile - Oct 1 2014

Tanya Lokshina is the Russia program director and a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch and is based in Moscow. Having joined Human Rights Watch in January 2008, Lokshina authored several reports on egregious abuses in Russia’s turbulent North ...

http://www.hrw.org/bios/tanya-lokshina...

News - Nov 10 2010

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email October 7, 2010: four years since the murder of Anna Politkovskaya http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKRWxLOy3JI Anna Politkovskaya: No Justice Russia: Investigate Murder of Prominent Rights Lawyer ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2010/12/10/tanya-lokshina-speaks-moscow-event-comme...

News - Aug 7 2013

July 29, 2013 Which way? by Anna Sevortian and Tanya Lokshina ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/08/06/under-tightened-screws...

News - Aug 30 2012

(Moscow, August 2012) – Human Rights Watch has had an office in Russia for 20 years, almost as long as the contemporary Russian state has been in place. It’s certainly been a rollercoaster experience. In our early years, we were encouraged by the gains of ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/08/24/russian-rights-crossroads...

News - Sep 2 2009

Murat Gasayev, an ethnic Chechen accused of participation in an attack on government buildings in Ingushetia in June 2004, was released by Russian authorities without charge on August 28, 2009, after 10 months in pretrial detention. Spain extradited ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2009/09/01/russia-extradited-chechen-terrorism-susp...

News - Apr 1 2011

(Moscow, March 31, 2011)- Igor Kalyapin, head of the Inter-Regional Committee Against Torture, a leading Russian human rights organization, was arbitrarily arrested by police at 6 p.m. on March 31, 2011, during a public rally in Nizhny Novgorod. ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/03/31/russia-rights-activist-arbitrarily-detai...

News - Feb 23 2009

The trial of three men charged in connection with the murder of Anna Politkovskaya is over. The defendants were all acquitted by the jury. Even if one or all of the accused had been found guilty, neither the hit man nor those behind the killing were in the ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2009/02/20/anna-politkovskaya-no-justice...

News - Jul 3 2011

(Moscow)- The acquittal of Oleg Orlov,  a leading human rights advocate, on criminal slander charges on June 14, 2011, is a positive sign for justice and freedom of expression in Russia, Human Rights Watch said today. ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/06/14/russia-human-rights-defender-acquitted...

News - Aug 20 2012

As I write this piece, the three women who form the punk band Pussy Riot have been found guilty of “hooliganism” by a Moscow Court. They have each been sentenced to two years in prison. My colleague has somehow managed to get into the courtroom, and has ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/08/20/pussy-riot-trial-turning-point-how-we-vi...

News - Sep 4 2013

(Moscow) – Leaders of G20 countries should take concrete action to show support for human rights and civil society during the G20 summit in St. Petersburg. They should meet nongovernmental organizations, for example. ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/09/03/g20-leaders-should-flag-rights-russia...

News - Jun 29 2012

Russia is a party to the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and so has undertaken legal obligations to guarantee the rights to freedom of assembly and expression and to ensure the enjoyment of ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/06/29/russia-international-human-rights-law-br...

News - Sep 13 2013

(Moscow) – A friend of mine who grew up in a small Soviet town realized he was gay by age 15. He did not know the word but he could no longer deny that he was sexually attracted to boys, not girls. He had no idea what it meant and felt rather lost. So, he ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/09/13/anti-gay-law-shames-putin-s-russia...

News - Jan 22 2010

With the fighting over, Tanya Lokshina hitches lifts between checkpoints around South Ossetia's wrecked capital Tskhinvali chronicling the grieving and burying, looting and burning, the unexploded bombs, disenchanted militias and Russian troops ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2008/08/28/south-ossetia-tskhinvali-s-apocalypse...

News - Oct 2 2013

The discourse about exodus is prominent on Russian social media these days. Well-to-do urban professionals in their thirties and forties are heatedly discussing the need to “get the hell out.” Don’t get me wrong – most aren’t literally packing up their ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/10/01/why-russians-are-fleeing-even-their-heal...

News - Aug 8 2011

Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch collaborates with these courageous activists to create a world in which ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/08/08/elena-milashina-russia...

News - Sep 28 2012

(Moscow) – The Kremlin’s announcement last week that it was kicking USAID out of Russia is the latest step in a crackdown on foreign-funded civil society groups. ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/09/25/russias-civil-society-crackdown-continue...

News - Jun 2 2014

(Moscow) – After meeting with Edward Snowden on July 12, 2013, Human Rights Watch reiterated its call for his asylum claims to receive fair treatment. ...

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/12/russia-others-should-treat-snowden-s-asy...