Damelya Aitkhozhina is a Russia researcher at Human Rights Watch.
Published in: oDR: OpinionThe UN must act now to stop the crackdown in Russia
New amendments have been added to the ‘undesirables law’ as Putin looks to intimidate, silence and quash dissent
As Russia faces an economic downturn, migrant workers are paying a brutal price
Over the past month, migrant workers in Russia have faced retaliatory round-ups, harassment and brutal treatment at...
Most COVID-19 restrictions lifted, but Moscow is not open for protest
It appears that the city authorities have used COVID-19 as a pretext to deny permission for protests over a...
Published in: oDR: OpinionRussia's latest app will track migrant workers – but who's next?
Moscow's latest experiment in authoritarian tech may start with the country's downtrodden labour migrants, but it...
Self-immolation highlights controversy over cultural rights in Russia
A national debate on minority cultural rights is the backdrop to the death of an academic in the Russian republic of...
Using courage, and one’s privilege, to counter racial profiling in Moscow
The Moscow police are known for targeting minorities and migrants. These activists are trying to push back.