December 22, 2003 18:10

  • 26-year-old woman hostage released in Chechnya

    The hostage, Oksana Bolshakova, was released in the course of the militia operation in the village of Shaami-Yurt. The woman was kidnapped in February 2003 in Budyonnovsk , Stavropol Territory and then taken to Kizlyar, Dagestan.

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December 20, 2003 18:28

  • Regional operations headquarters perverted true reasons of death of two Chechen teenagers

    On December 11, 2003, some information agencies reported that two teenagers, residents of the village of Prigorodnoye, were killed while placing a landmine. Members of the Human Rights Center "Memorial" have conducted their own investigation and ascertained the real circumstances of the young boys' death, which completely contradict the version of the regional operations headquarters.

December 20, 2003 17:14

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  • Georgian authorities deny visa to Radio Liberty correspondent Andrey Babitsky

    As the journalist himself reported, he applied to the Georgian Consulate in Vienna on behalf of the radio station last Friday, December 19, asking to grant him a visa to cover the presidential election in the republic. Consulate officials assured him the procedure was purely formal and the question would be settled soon.

December 20, 2003 14:08

  • Akhmed Zakayev: Russian oil blinds West to Chechen issue

    "The West is flirting with Putin and this of course is linked to its need for Russia's energy resources," Akhmed Zakayev said. "This is clearly pragmatism but in this case it is criminal pragmatism, in fact a form of racism. Chechnya is part of Europe but where else in Europe would the West allow such human rights abuses to go on for such a long time?"

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  • Chechen Government promises workplaces to displaced persons

    A consultation was held at the Government House in Grozny on December 16. President of Chechnya Akhmad Kadyrov, Russia's Minister for Chechnya Stanislav Ilyasov, the representative of the South Federal District Mr. Korobeynikov, and heads of Chechen ministries and departments took part in it.

December 19, 2003 12:46

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  • Persecution of oppositionists in Batumi

    Reports appeared on December 17 that activists of the National Movement's local branch had been beaten in Batumi and its local leader, Giya Masalkin, had left Adjaria from political considerations.

December 18, 2003 22:27

  • International organizations concerned about Azerbaijan human rights activist's fate

    Executive Director of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights Aaron Rhodes made a request to Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan Zakir Garalov, asking to release from custody Ilgar Ibragimoglu, leading coordinator of the Centre for Protection of Conscience and Religious Freedom (DEVAMM) and Secretary General of the Azerbaijan Chapter of the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA).

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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