1st November, 2006
The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF), which represents 42 Helsinki Committees and other human rights organizations throughout Europe, Central Asia and North America, has released a study documenting the persecution of human rights defenders in Chechnya and Ingushetia.
The 32-page report documents that human rights defenders have been increasingly targeted by state authorities since the beginning of the second Chechen war, and that no effective measures have been taken by the Russian authorities to protect human rights defenders working in the conflict zone. The report also claims that other governments have not adequately addressed the Russian Federation about this matter. Silenceing Human Rights Defenders in Chechnya and Ingushetia