Beaten up for speaking out: Attacks on human rights defenders and journalists in the Russian Federation
This report focuses on a number of different groups that are at particular risk of attack from both state and non-state actors. It is a wide range. What they share is the hostility of the Russian authorities and the causes they are seeking to advance. Unless and until such critical voices receive the recognition and protection they need – and are entitled to – Russia will not get the civil society it needs. In its place, corruption, the abuse of power and human rights violations will continue to flourish.