Police Search Offices Of Team Against Torture Group In Russia's Nizhny Novgorod


Police in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod on April 28 searched the offices of human rights group Team Against Torture and the homes of three of its lawyers. Rights activists said the searches were linked to investigations of an unspecified criminal case launched in the Republic of North Ossetia in the North Caucasus. A day earlier, Olga Sadovskaya, one of the lawyers whose homes were searched, was handed an annual award from the Moscow Helsinki Group for her contributions to human rights activities. Media reports say police found bullets at Sadovskaya's home, which may lead to a charge of illegal ammunition possession. To read the original story of RFE/RL's Caucasus.Realities, click here.