- Tanya Lokshina: Local leadership in Chechnya has fostered a climate of terror
- It is largely owing to late journalist Anna Politkovskaya that world knows about crimes against civilians in Chechnya war, she says
Tanya Lokshina is Russia program director at Human Rights Watch. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)I was at a farmers' market in Moscow looking for a perfect eggplant when a friend called to tell me Anna Politkovskaya had been killed. I remember answering the cell phone and hearing my friend's scratchy voice, "Anya is gone. They murdered her. She's dead."