Russia Update: Office of Human Rights Group Set on Fire in Grozny

December 14, 2014
Office of the Joint Mobile Group of human rights defenders on fire in Grozny December 13, 2014. Photo by Lamberd Photography Club.

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week story The Kremlin’s Policy-Making on Ukraine is ‘A Mess’ as well as our other features ‘Managed Spring’: How Moscow Parted Easily with the ‘Novorossiya’ Leaders and Putin ‘The Imperialist’ A Runner-Up For Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

A human rights group’s office was burned down in Grozny after Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov blamed the group for supporting terrorists when they condemned his collective punishment of relatives, and a federal and local media campaign was launched against them.

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