‘Actions Against me Will Not Influence my Campaign to Support Uyghur Muslims’: Russian Activist

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March 11, 2021

A number of Russian and Central Asian media outlets have recently reported that Russian special services have launched a crackdown on Bahram Khamrayev, a well-known Russian human rights activist and member of the Memorial Human Rights Center. One outlet, Ferghana News Agency, published an article titled, “Attempting to deprive human rights activist Bahram Khamreyev of Russian citizenship,” which claimed that Russia fabricated allegations against the activist, who has advocated for the rights of migrants and Muslims from Central Asia to Russia. The targeting of Khamreyev comes amid increasing reports of attacks on human rights activists who have helped to defend the rights of citizens in former Soviet countries such as Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and others.

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