Dispatches From Moscow: Luke Harding’s Chilling Tale of KGB Harassment

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
210 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
United States

This briefing, moderated by Kyle Parker, Policy Advisor at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, addressed issues of human rights abuses in Russia in the context of the then imminent elections and widespread protests.

The witness – Luke Harding, a journalist with the Guardian – remarked on Russia’s human rights abuses which blatantly ignore their commitments to the Helsinki Accords, citing anecdotal evidence. Harding, who had been the only Guardian correspondent to have actually reported from Russia since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, had suffered more at the hands of the FSB than any other Western correspondent, due to the fact that, during his four year tenure in Moscow, he comprehensively and repetitively busted Russia’s taboos that make it the security state it is today.

Relevant countries: 
Clear Filters

Helsinki Commission Examines Plight of Internally Displaced Persons

Parliamentary Diplomacy

U.S. Delegation to OSCE PA Drives International Action against Human Trafficking, Discrimination, and Anti-Semitism

Azerbaijan’s Constitutional Referendum Creates Crisis of Legitimacy

Our Impact by Country

Ongoing Human Rights and Security Violations in Russian-Occupied Crimea

Nuclear Pollution in the Arctic: the Next Chernobyl?

Moldova at a Crossroads

Chairman Smith Champions Improved Security for European Jewish Communities at Annual Meeting of OSCE Parliamentarians

Witness Profile: Dr. Valery Perry

Helsinki Commission Honored for Work on Ukraine

Helsinki Commission Briefing to Examine Challenges to Moldovan Security, Including Russian Destabilization Efforts

Chairman Smith Sends Strong Message of Support to Poland Ahead of NATO Summit in Warsaw

Helsinki Commission Co-Chair Re-Elected as Head of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly First Committee

Helsinki Commission to Examine Threat Posed by Nuclear Pollution in the Arctic

Human Rights, Military Security in Crimea under the Microscope at Upcoming Helsinki Commission Briefing

Chairman Smith Leads International Legislators against Human Trafficking, Child Sex Tourism

Five Years of the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network

It’s Time for the United States to Act on Azerbaijan

Baltic Security Focus of Upcoming Helsinki Commission Briefing

Fox Business: Sen. Wicker on Turkey

President Erdogan's Assault on the Human Rights of the Turkish People