Tanya Lokshina

Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division
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Having joined Human Rights Watch in January 2008, Lokshina authored a range of reports on egregious abuses in Russia’s North Caucasus region and violations of international humanitarian law in context of the armed conflicts in Ukraine, Georgia and Nagorno-Karabakh. She also extensively reported on Russia’s vicious crackdown on critics of the government, escalation of public protests and abuses against peaceful protesters in Belarus. Lokshina is a recipient of the 2006 Andrei Sakharov Award, “Journalism as an Act of Conscience.” Her articles have been featured in prominent media outlets, including CNN, The Guardian, Le Monde, The Moscow Times, Novaya Gazeta, and The Washington Post. Lokshina’s books include Chechnya Inside Out and Imposition of a Fake Political Settlement in the Northern Caucasus. In 2014, her article on the abusive virtue campaign against women in Chechnya was published in Chechnya at War and Beyond (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series). 


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