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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Remember the Date: 11 December 1994 marked the beginning of the First Chechen War

Chechen women praying in Grozny, December 1994. Source: Evstafiev, Wikipedia On 11 December 1994 Russian forces launched a ground offensive towards Grozny, marking the start of the First Chechen War. …

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ECtHR Ruling of the Week: Application of Interim Measures in the case of Salman Tepsurkaev

Week-ending 30 October 2020 There have been no new judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to Russia this week. However, there have been fresh developments in…

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Person of the Week: Salman Tepsurkaev – Investigative Committee refuses to investigate his disappearance and torture

Week-ending 30 October 2020 Photo: Caucasian Knot On 27 October 2020 the Investigative Committee refused to initiate a criminal investigation regarding the kidnapping and torture of Salman Tepsurkaev, moderator of…

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