June 3, 2015

Russian Federation: Investigate Attack on Human Rights Group (UA 125/15)

The office of Joint Mobile Group, a human rights group working in Chechnya, was attacked by a group of masked men in the Chechen capital, Grozny, on 3 June. Two JMG members had to evacuate the office through a window to escape a violent mob.  
1) Please write immediately in Russian or your own language:
  • Expressing concern about the attack on the Grozny office of Joint Mobile Group and the safety of its members;
  • Urging the authorities to ensure a prompt, full, impartial and effective investigation into the incident, and to bring those responsible to account; 
  • Calling on them to ensure that JMG members are able to carry out their legitimate human rights work without further harassment, fear for their safety and obstruction;
  • Urging the authorities to honor Russia’s international human rights commitments and stop the smear campaign against human rights defenders in Russia.
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 uan@aiusa.org with "UA 125/15" 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.