Activists’ Detention Unjustified

The Russian authorities should investigate the arbitrary detention of three human rights advocates in Chechnya and hold those responsible accountable, Amnesty International, Civil Rights Defenders, Front Line, and Human Rights Watch said today. The organizations called on the government to ensure a safe working environment for human rights organizations in Chechnya, as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised in January 2010.

Read the statement.

Categories: Statements.
Tags: Human Rights Defenders and Prisons.
Regions: Russia.