Human Rights Watch

For human rights workers in Russia, living with death threats can be an everyday reality.

One has to be prudent, assigning some the category of “prank” while taking others more seriously.

On Thursday, Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch, one of the most prominent activists in Moscow, decided that the nine text messages she had received from an anonymous sender between Sept 28-30 fell into the latter category.

The author threatened her life and that of her unborn child, knew her unlisted address and had details about her private life known only to her and her close friends. Read more