Human rights

October 23, 2020 23:52

  • In Moscow, people honour memory of victims of Dubrovka terror act on its anniversary

    On the anniversary of the seizure by militants of the Theatre Centre in Moscow, where the "Nord-Ost" musical was staged, commemorative events have been cancelled because of the coronavirus epidemic. However, people still brought flowers and children's toys to the theatre building. After 18 years passed from the day of the terror act, the question concerning the need for the assault and the use of soporific gas remains disputable.

October 23, 2020 23:47

October 22, 2020 23:55

  • In Baku, court fines journalist Vagifgyzy for failure to pay compensation

    Azerbaijani journalist Sevindj Vagifgyzy was sentenced to a fine for failing to comply with the court's decision to pay compensation to Elmira Alandarova, a deputy principal of a school in Baku. The journalist associated the punishment with her disclosing the violations at the 2018 presidential election and appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with a complaint about the first fine.

October 22, 2020 15:22

October 22, 2020 11:18

  • Witnesses in Kochesoko' case voice different versions of drug seizure from him

    A package with marijuana from a pocket of Martin Kochesoko's trousers during his personal search was extracted by an expert, the law enforcer, who took part in activist's detention, asserts. However, another witness questioned at the trial evidenced that the activist took the package out of his pocket and handed it over to the police himself.

October 21, 2020 23:59

  • In Chechnya, doctors face ethical choice after surgeon Dagaev's death

    When commenting on the information about the killing of surgeon Dagaev in Chechnya after his patient's death, health experts emphasized that a conclusion about a medical error could only be made based on the results of an expert study of the situation by a special commission. The incident with surgeon Salakh Dagaev has become an indicator of the atmosphere in the region, where it is now risky for doctors to perform complex surgeries, human rights defenders note.

October 21, 2020 21:00

October 21, 2020 11:39

October 20, 2020 23:59

October 20, 2020 23:57

  • HRC "Memorial": two persons kidnapped in Rostov-on-Don by Chechen law enforcers

    Chechen law enforcers detained two residents of the republic in Rostov-on-Don, took them to Achkhoi-Martan, and tortured them without informing their relatives about the detainees' whereabouts, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" reported. Criminal cases are being fabricated against three other kidnapped men, residents of the Chechen-aul, the HRC "Memorial" states.

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