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  • Temirkhan Amakhanov near the Derbent City Court. March 16, 2021. Photo by the "Caucasian Knot" ECtHR awards Derbent resident Amakhanov compensation for beating by law enforcers

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) obliged the authorities of Russia to pay 26,000 euros to Temirkhan Amakhanov, a resident of Derbent, recognizing him as a victim of torture by law enforcers. The ECtHR’s decision was pronounced against the backdrop of the Russia’s refusal to implement the decisions of the Strasbourg Court.

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  • Oleg Nosov. Screenshot Kuban resident complains about torture

    By using torture, law enforcers obtained a confession of theft from Oleg Nosov, a resident of the Krasnodar Territory (also known as Kuban by the name of the main river), who is under arrest. Human rights defenders have appealed the refusal of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) to investigate the use of violence by law enforcers.

September 15, 2023 20:48

  • Elkhan Suleimanov during an online interview with Minval.Az, In interview about his fate with "Minval.Az", Chechen ex-minister praises Kadyrov

    Elkhan Suleimanov, a former Minister of Public Health and Deputy Chairman of the Chechen Government, stated that he had resigned of his own free will and left for another country for personal reasons. At the moment of his resignation, Suleimanov treated Kadyrov's health condition as satisfactory and voiced praise for the head of Chechnya.

September 15, 2023 19:51

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  • Zarema Musaeva in the courtroom. Photo by the "Caucasian Knot" Commutation of sentence gave Musaeva a chance for CER

    After the Supreme Court of Chechnya commuted her sentence, Zarema Musaeva has the right to take into consideration the time served by her in a SIZO (pre-trial prison), as well as to ask for conditional early relief (CER), noted human rights defenders.

September 15, 2023 14:47

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  • Svetlana Anokhina. Screenshot of the video by the "Caucasian Knot" ECtHR recognizes violation of rights of Dagestani female rights defenders

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has pointed to a violation of the article prohibiting torture and degrading treatment, and obliged Russia to pay EUR 26,000 to each of the human rights defenders, Svetlana Anokhina and Maisarat Kilyaskhanova, who were in the Makhachkala shelter during the visit of law enforcers, who forcibly took away Khalimat Taramova, a native of Chechnya, and also Iraida Smirnova, who was also hiding in the shelter.

September 14, 2023 16:48

  • Alexander Valov. Photo: Sochi blogger requests police to return money seized from him during search

    Almost six months after his release from a penal colony, Alexander Valov, a blogger from Sochi, still has not succeeded in seeking the return of the money seized from him during a search. Meanwhile, according to Alexander Valov, he intended to use the mentioned money to pay off a fine and compensate for moral damage to MP Yuri Napso.

September 14, 2023 15:46

  • Igor Paskar. Photo: Zona Solidarnosti (Solidarity Zone) Igor Paskar recognized as political prisoner

    The human rights project "Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial" has recognized Igor Paskar, convicted of setting fire to a rug near the FSB building in Krasnodar, as a political prisoner, demanding his release and an investigation into his allegations of torture.

September 13, 2023 23:05

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  • Abubakar Rizvanov, Kemal Tambiev and Abdulmumin Gadjiev (from left to right) in the courtroom. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for the "Caucasian Knot" Friends of journalist Gadjiev are stunned by severe sentence

    An acquittal for Abdulmumin Gadjiev was unlikely, but given the absence of proofs in the charges, there was hope for a minimum sentence; therefore, the court's decision turned out to be unexpectedly harsh, friends of the Dagestani journalist have stated. In their opinion, appealing the verdict will not lead to the acquittal or any significant reduction in the prison term.

September 13, 2023 21:46

  • Oleg Orlov (on the left) and Alexander Cherkasov. Photo by Yelena Sannikova ( Rights defenders recall unpunished kidnappings in Chechnya

    During the years of the counterterrorist operation (CTO) and the rule of Ramzan Kadyrov, thousands of people disappeared in Chechnya, but Russia failed to take measures to investigate their disappearances, says the report by Oleg Orlov and Alexander Cherkasov, human rights defenders.

September 13, 2023 21:08

  • Abubakar Rizvanov, Kemal Tambiev and Abdulmumin Gadjiev (from left to right) in the courtroom. Photo by Konstantin Volgin for the "Caucasian Knot" Defenders promise to challenge verdicts in journalist Gadjiev’s case

    The decision of the court, which sentenced Abdulmumin Gadjiev, Kemal Tambiev, and Abubakar Rizvanov to long terms of imprisonment, will be challenged, report advocates of the convicts. Friends of Abdulmumin Gadjiev have noted that the severe sentence was pronounced against the backdrop of the lack of real evidence of guilt.

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Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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