Joanna Kurosz: "The harassment of human rights lawyers is a part of increased persecution of any display of criticism or disloyalty to the Chechen authorities."

posted 26 Oct 2016, 00:22 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 26 Oct 2016, 00:23 ]
“The harassment of human rights lawyers is a part of increased persecution of any display of criticism or disloyalty to the Chechen authorities. We call on the Supreme Court to uphold the rule of law in Chechnya and revoke the ruling”

- Joanna Kurosz, Eurasia Programme Director at Civil Rights Defenders

On 21 October 2016 Civil Rights Defenders urged the Russian authorities to immediately cease the judicial harassment of Ms Marina Dubrovina and Mr Dokka Itslaev, which "aims to punish them for their legitimate work to defend human rights."

Source: 
'Stop the Harassment of Human Rights Lawyers,' Civil Rights Defenders, 21 October 2016
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