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In Russia continues to worsen the human rights. It is stated in the report of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch in 2019.
The paper argues that in 2019, the government “intensified repression”, especially in relation to critics of the government and activists. It is noted that the opposition protests were met with stiff resistance, mass arrests and criminal cases. In addition, Human Rights Watch drew attention to the deteriorating situation in the North Caucasus, particularly in Ingushetia.
The organization also spoke about the persecution of Crimean Tatars on trumped up charges. Human rights activists stressed that the judicial prosecution of members of the banned terrorist organization “Hizb ut-Tahrir” was unfounded. According to the report, only in March in the Crimea were arrested 24 people.
In the report for the year 2018, the organization asserted that the decriminalization of beatings in Russia has led only to negative consequences. The report was based in particular on interviews with dozens of victims of domestic violence who had sought help from the state, but did not receive it.
In 90 percent of cases the victim refused to bring criminal or even administrative cases. Usually statements to the police were unanswered, and the lawyers no leverage to force the police to work.
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