Human Rights Watch won't stop its programs despite threats to Lokshina

Tatyana Lokshina, deputy head of the Moscow office of Human Rights Watch, said the threats she has been getting will not reflect on the work of the human rights organization.

"Human Rights Watch will not change the format of its activities in Russia over these threats and will not close its programs," Lokshina told Interfax on Thursday.

According to earlier reports, Human Rights Watch said its leading researcher Tatyana Lokshina is getting threatening text messages.

Human Rights Watch officials said Lokshina's colleagues also received threatening text messages on the day she gave a press conference. The recipients of the messages found the threats to be aimed at disrupting the press conference.

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