Elena Milashina: ‘I can’t tolerate cowards.’ Why I am refusing the Franco-German Prize For Human Rights

9 April 2021 by Elena Milashina, columnist of Novaya Gazeta, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] UPDATED 11.04.2021: The Novy Urengoy police have…

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Quote for the Week. ‘French authorities outrageously proceeded with Gadaev’s expulsion despite the decision by the national asylum court prohibiting his expulsion if it meant his return to Russia due to substantiated fears for his life and safety’ – from a statement by 12 human rights organisations

Week-ending 16 April 2021 'Chechen police abducted Magomed Gadaev, an asylum seeker from Chechnya, in the Russian Federation, and a key witness in a high-profile torture investigation against Chechnya’s authorities, two days after…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Salman Tepsurkaev, who was abducted, is a political prisoner

7 April 2021 Salman Tepsurkaev, a 19-year-old moderator of the oppositionist Telegram channel 1ADAT that reported on human rights violations in Chechnya, was abducted in early September 2020 Source: Memorial…

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Dmitry Makarov and Oleg Orlov on the prospects of the investigation into Kadyrov’s threats

8 April 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group On 7th April 2021, the Supreme Court of Chechnya ordered the case concerning Ramzan Kadyrov's public threats to human rights defenders and journalists…

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Elena Milashina: Kadyrov Regiment Senior Sergeant Suleyman Gezmakhmayev speaks out for the first time about the extrajudicial killings of Chechnya residents without hiding the names of the executioners

15 March 2021 By Elena Milashina, a journalist at Novaya gazeta, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] Kadyrov Regiment Senior Sergeant Suleyman…

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CSO of the Week: Novaya gazeta is victim of possible chemical attack after it reports on extra-judicial killings in Chechnya

Week-ending 19 March 2021 On Monday, 15 March 2021, Novaya gazeta, an independent newspaper founded in 1993, said it believes the entrance to its Moscow offices was subject to a…

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Quote for the Week. Veronika Lapina, Russian LGBT Network: “Russia has not fulfilled its obligations in terms of admitting independent lawyers and doctors to Salekh and Ismail.”

Week-ending 26 February 2021 “At the moment, we can assert that Russia has not fulfilled its obligations, at least in terms of admitting independent lawyers and doctors to Salekh and…

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Remember the Date: Deportation of Chechen and Ingush peoples on 23 February 1944

Photo of the Chechens and Ingush being loaded onto trains for the deportation (Wikipedia) On 23 February 1944 the Soviet authorities deported the Chechens and Ingush to Central Asia. The expulsion…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two gay men abducted in Nizhny Novgorod the subject of ‘terrorism investigation’ in Chechnya.

Week-ending 12 February 2021 On 6 February 2021 the Russian LGBT Network reported that two gay men abducted in Nizhny Novgorod had been brought to Gudermes in Chechnya by FSB…

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