Window on Eurasia: Russian Extremists Threaten to Kill Journalists, Lawyers and Rights Activists

Share: Logo. & Free Media Online Blog, February 12, 2009, San Francisco — Vienna, February 12 – An anonymous Russian extremist has sent an email to a Russian human rights monitor saying that his people have decided it will attract more attention to their cause if they kill journalists, lawyers and human rights activists than continuing to murder “Daghestani or Armenian students.”
Galina Kozhevnikova, the deputy director of the SOVA Human Rights Center, said that after receiving this threat, which appears to have been timed to coincide with her organization’s release yesterday of a report on radical nationalism in Russia, she had turned to law enforcement officials and asked them to investigate. More in Dr. Paul Goble’s Window on Eurasia