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May 19, 2024 19:56

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  • Law enforcers. Photo by the press service of the Russia's MIA Rights defenders give number of kidnapped people in Chechnya

    At least 80 residents of Chechnya have been kidnapped after a car with a DUSTUM license plate was set on fire; volunteers have identified the names of a number of them. In the village of Starye Atagi, Urus-Martan District, about 50 members of the Saif-Islam Elmurzaev family, suspected of setting the above car on fire, have been kidnapped; and about 30 people have been kidnapped in the Shali District, the "Memorial" Centre for Human Rights Defence (CHRD)* has reported.

May 18, 2024 23:54

  • Kemal Tambiev, Abubakar Rizvanov, Abdulmumin Gadjiev (from left to right). Photo by the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent Rights defenders announce Abubakar Rizvanov and Kemal Tambiev as political prisoners

    The case against Abdulmumin Gadjiev, Abubakar Rizvanov and Kemal Tambiev is politically motivated, human rights defenders have stated. They recognized Rizvanov and Tambiev as political prisoners, demanding that the criminal prosecution of those convicted on charges of financing terrorism be stopped and that they be released, as well as an inquiry into the torture of Kemal Tambiev.

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  • A Federal Security Service (FSB) officer. Photo: press service of the Russia's FSB Armed incident in KChR is third in 25 days

    The shootout in the Nogai District, where law enforcers killed an alleged member of a terrorist organization, was preceded by attacks on police squads in Karachaevsk on April 22 and in the village of Mara-Ayagy on April 29 this year.

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  • Mikhail Balabanov. Photo: the activities of the Meta Company, owning Instagram, are banned in Russia Prosecution demands nine years in jail for Mikhail Balabanov for commissariat arson

    At the Southern District Military Court, the prosecutor has demanded to sentence Mikhail Balabanov, 21, to nine years in jail on charges of preparing to set fire to the military commissariat (registration and enlistment office) in Nevinnomyssk. Balabanov's guilt has not been proven; there are signs of falsification in the case, his defence has pointed out, demanding to acquit the defendant.

May 17, 2024 19:25

  • Movsar Umarov. Screenshot of a video Rights defenders treat case of missing Movsar Umarov as typical for Chechnya

    The decision of the Grozny court to provide Eset Umarova with the materials of the case of her son Movsar's disappearance gives some hope to his family, but investigators are unlikely to make the hope true. The fate of Chechen residents who disappeared like Umarov often remains unknown, human rights defenders have pointed out.

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  • Car arson in Grozny, screenshot of a video posted on MAKALOV YouTube channel Rights defenders link kidnappings with car arson in Grozny

    In Grozny, an unknown person has set fire to a car with a DUSTUM license plate and the inscription K13 on the door. A resident of the Chechen capital was detained on suspicion of committing the arson; he surrendered himself after the kidnapping of his family, the Chechen oppositional Telegram channel has reported.

May 15, 2024 18:58

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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