Kremlin watchdog slams 'unprecedented' NGO searches

Members of the Kremlin's own rights council on Thursday condemned "unprecedented" raids on activist groups, saying the searches were aimed at paralysing their work and muting their role as a rare critical voice in Russia. Russian prosecutors and tax inspectors have in recent weeks staged a wave of searches of at least one hundred leading Russian and foreign NGOs, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Duration: 01:03