HRW warns Russia press freedom deteriorating after arrests

Human Rights Watch warns Russia’s press freedom is deteriorating, and journalists are at risk.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned of deteriorating media freedom in Russia.

The group says arresting journalists on fabricated charges has become a common strategy to silence its critics.

Journalist Abdulmumin Ghadzhiev, accused of financing terrorism, is among the latest to be arrested.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from the southern region of Dagestan.