Idrak Mirzalizade standing at a microphone

PEN America Decries Russia’s Expulsion of Comedian

The Russian government this week issued an order permanently expelling Idrak Mirzalizade, a Belarusian standup comedian, from Russia in retaliation for a joke he made about racial discrimination in… More

Natalia Estemirova | Status: Murdered | Russia

On July 15, 2009, Natalia Estemirova, a journalist and human rights defender, was abducted by four gunmen on her way to work in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. Estemirova… More