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About Tanya Lokshina
Tanya Lokshina is a senior researcher for Europe and Central Asia at Human Rights Watch.
Articles by Tanya Lokshina
No to TTIP
Human Rights Watch today publishes a report What Your Children Do Will Touch Upon You, a study of punitive house burning by the authorities in Chechnya. In this summary Tanya Lokshina documents how family property is burnt down and lives destroyed in attempts to force alleged insurgents to surrender.
The Dagestani' Interior Ministry's sixth department, unable to catch the alleged terrorists they call ‘Wahhabis,' torture pious young men until they confess to anything. Human Rights Watch's Tanya Lokshina gives this harrowing report on one of most turbulent republics in Russia's Northern Caucasus
On 16 April the KTO, Chechnya's counterterrorism operation, was declared over. But Human Rights Watch's Tanya Lokshina is not celebrating. She is too busy documenting the ongoing disappearances and punishment being inflicted on the lives of ordinary Chechens
The armed conflict in Georgia may have lasted only one week in August 2008, but the resulting chaos will take much longer to sort out. Tanya Lokshina draws on Human Rights Watch's recent report to audit the damage and suggest a way forward.
Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch revisits Tskhinvali following the August attack by Georgian troops to find the locals re-building, and Russian troops digging in
"In our country too many people, forces and agencies would like to get rid of an uncompromising, relentless journalist.” Tanya Lokshina assesses the politics of Anna Politkovskaya’s murder.
(This article was first pubished on 12 October 2006)
The houses of Georgian villagers in South Ossetia are still burning, their aged inhabitants suffering. The Russian army and emergency services should mobilise to protect them, says Tanya Lokshina in a vivid report.
With the fighting over, this researcher for Human Rights Watch hitches lifts between checkpoints around South Ossetia's wrecked capital Tskhinvali chronicling the grieving and burying, looting and burning, the unexploded bombs, disenchanted militias and Russian troops struggling to protect what remains of abandoned Georgian villages.
The border of Chechnya and Ingushetia used to mark the line between war and peace. Now the shootings, torture and disappearances have begun.
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