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Bakhrom Khamroev

HRD, Head

Bakhrom Khamroev is a human rights lawyer and Head of Erdam, an organisation that works to protect migrant workers from Central Asia in Russia. The human rights defender also assists Uzbekistani political refugees who are persecuted in Uzbekistan and Russia due to their civil and political activism, as well as their religious beliefs.

Human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Russian Federation have been subjected to acts of harassment, surveillance, violations of the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, violent attacks, raids and searches on their offices and homes, slander and smear campaigns, judicial harassment, arbitrary detention and ill-treatment.