EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

UN: Kremlin Contributing To Culture Of Impunity In North Caucasus

Posted by Info on 15/04/2011

An independent United Nations investigator is sharply criticizing Russia’s human rights record in the North Caucasus.

The U.N. investigator on human rights and counterterrorism, said Friday that local strongmen in the region continue to employ methods such as secret detention, torture, disappearances and arbitrary arrest to suppress dissent. He also cited the murder of human rights defenders, journalists and lawyers.

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