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Front Line Defenders: Ongoing defamation of human rights defender Mr Igor Kalyapin

posted 8 Mar 2014, 06:11 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 8 Mar 2014, 06:23 ]
6 March 2014

Source: Front Line Defenders

Human rights defender Mr Igor Kalyapin has been subjected to an ongoing defamation campaign. 

The most recent incident took place on 25 February 2014, at a meeting of the Civil Chamber of the Chechen Republic, during which the Head of the Republic of Chechnya, Mr Ramzan Kadyrov, accused human rights defender Mr Igor Kalyapin of being a “traitor of the nation” and a man who defends “bandits and drug addicts” and “promotes his personal interests”. [Read more]