June 11, 2015

Russian Federation: Ensure Protection for Elena Milashina (UA 131/15)

Elena Milashina, a Russian journalist covering Chechnya at the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper, received death threats passed through an article on the Chechen government’s online news agency Grozny-Inform. 
1) Please write immediately in Russian or your own language:
  • Urging the Russian authorities to ensure effective protection for Elena Milashina and all other independent journalists working in the North Caucasus and anywhere else in Russia, in accordance with their wishes;
  • Asking the authorities to publicly condemn all threats against journalists and human rights defenders, including those made in the article threatening Elena Milashina published in Grozny-Inform; 
  • Calling on the authorities to promptly and thoroughly investigate any threats and attacks against journalists and human rights defenders in the North Caucasus and anywhere else in Russia, and to ensure fair trial procedures against anyone found responsible for such attacks.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 131/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.