Daghestani Activist Accused Of Discrediting Russia's Military


Svetlana Anokhina, a noted rights defender in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan, is under investigation over her posts on Instagram criticizing Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Anokhina, currently outside Russia, told RFE/RL on April 18 that before the launching of the probe against her, investigators visited her mother asking about the activist's Instagram account. Anokhina, who founded the Marem human rights center in Daghestan, is known for her activities defending the rights of women and the LGBT community in the mostly Muslim region. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Caucasus.Realities, click here.