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Aleksandr Savelyev

HRD & Member

Aleksandr Savelyev is a member of Environmental Watch on North Caucasus (EWNC), which focuses on environmental rights and campaigns for the preservation of wildlife in the region. The organization has conducted investigations into human rights violations that have ocurred as a result of illegal land grabbing by local officials.

HRDs are often subjected to acts of harassment, surveillance, physical attacks, threat, raids and searches on their offices and homes, slander and smear campaigns, judicial harassment, arbitrary detention, and ill-treatment, as well as violations of the rights to freedom of expression, association, and assembly. There have also been cases where HRDs have been murdered as a result of their work.