Amnesty's 2009 report will highlight human rights abuses in Russia

By staff writers
May 22, 2009

Amnesty International's annual report for 2009, which will be launched on Thursday 28 May 2009 from London, will highlight, among other global concerns, continuing investigations into human rights abuses in the Russian Federation.

The report looks back on key trends and events in 2008 across more than 150 countries and ahead to the impact of the economic crisis on human rights across the world.

On the same day in Moscow, Amnesty International will present the organization's main conclusions regarding the global trends in the protection of human rights and will illustrate them with examples from the Russian Federation and other countries in the region.

Amnesty will also distribute its second memorandum to President Medvedev listing key human rights concerns which remain unaddressed.

Present at the launch will be Andrei Yerofeev, an art critic under trial for allegedly inciting hatred and enmity in regard to an exhibition in the Sakharov Museum in Moscow and Roman Dobrokhotov, a journalist, who is also leader of the youth organization My (We).

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