Chechnya’s Witness

Lidia Yusupova
Asia-Pacific and South Asia
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Lidia Yusupova shares her harrowing experiences working as a journalist and a lawyer in Chechnya. She recounts the horrors she witnessed during the past decade while documenting murders, kidnappings, and bombardments. As she reveals photographs of the ruined schools, hospitals, and homes in the destroyed capital city of Grozny, the danger inherent to her work becomes vividly clear. Yusupova urges the international community to help her build a human rights center that can support the work of activists in the region and provide for their safety.

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