In the past, public calls for retaliation by influential people in Chechnya have led to attacks and killings of journalists and other human rights defenders. These acts of violence are not properly investigated and perpetrators are not held to account.
Novaya Gazeta journalists have regularly received threats, been arrested, attacked, and murdered. Journalists like Elena Milashina are brave human rights defenders who continue to shine a light on human rights abuses despite serious risks to their own safety.
Call on Russian authorities to investigate threats against Novaya Gazeta journalists and take steps to protect journalists and other human rights defenders >>