A case of misplaced expectations
I frankly do not understand how an organization involved with Human Rights is failing to understand that the current government wants to join Belarus by being the second country in Europe to officially disregard the EHR Convention.
A government with such ideas of human rights _WILL_ perceive anyone involved in their promotion worldwide as a subversive scum and will treat them as such. Which it did and which it does. Why is this suddenly "surprising"?