Hugh Williamson: "Russian authorities should immediately dismiss the case against Cherevatenko and repeal the law that threatens the work of human rights groups in Russia"

posted 27 Jun 2016, 22:58 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Jun 2016, 22:58 ]
“The case against Valentina Cherevatenko is the first time a criminal proceeding for noncompliance with the ‘foreign agents’ law has been brought against a human rights defender. Russian authorities should immediately dismiss the case against Cherevatenko and repeal the law that threatens the work of human rights groups in Russia.”


- Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch

Photo: Human Rights Watch

Source:
'Russia: Rights Activist Facing Charges,' Human Rights Watch, 27 June 2016
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