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Russia: Repression Escalates

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Police detain protesters at a rally against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg, January 31, 2021. © 2021 AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky (Moscow) – Russian authorities unleashed a full-fledged witch hunt on civic groups, independent media and journalists, political opposition and other critics in the run-up to the parliamentary election in September 2021, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2022.  The actions decimated civil society and forced many activists, journalists, and human rights lawyers into an exile. The need to demonstrate…

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