The Peninsula Qatar
March 28, 2013
Russian authorities searched the Moscow offices of New-York based Human Rights Watch yesterday as they stepped up raids against pro-democracy groups despite growing EU concern.
HRW’s Europe and Central Asia department head Rachel Denber said three representatives from the prosecutor’s office and a tax official had begun what they called “an unplanned inspection” of the Moscow office.
She said the Moscow headquarters of the Civic Assistance refugees centre and of the Transparency International corruption watchdog had been raided in a similar manner.