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Russia: Human rights defenders facing threats and intimidation: Stanislav Dmitrievskii

, Index number: EUR 46/009/2006

Stanislav Dmitrievskii, executive director of the RCFS and the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Pravo-Zashchita (Rights Protection) has been given a two-year suspended sentence and a four-year probationary period for publishing articles written by the late Chechen separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov and his envoy, Akhmed Zakayev. Both articles contained calls for a peaceful resolution of the Chechen conflict.

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