Russia

May 24, 2019 01:19

  • CaT achieves check of complaint of resident of Chechnya

    Investigators have started, with an almost three-year delay, examining the complaints lodged by Ramazan Djalaldinov, a resident of the Sharoi District of Chechnya, about his prosecutions after his video appeal to Vladimir Putin about the problems of the village of Kenkhi, the Committee against Torture (CaT) has informed.

May 22, 2019 13:09

May 22, 2019 07:32

May 19, 2019 13:47

  • By their reaction to "Magnitsky List", Chechen law enforcers show loyalty to Kadyrov

    The head of the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has offered to apply US sanctions to the entire ministry; and the commander of the "Terek" SOBR (special quick-response regiment) has linked the sanctions with the regiment's successful fight against terrorism. By their statements, law enforcers reconfirmed their loyalty to the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, local residents believe.

May 18, 2019 13:42

May 18, 2019 12:40

  • YouTube users ridicule Kadyrov's adviser

    Adam Shakhidov, a Chechen theologian, has equated the motto of Kadyrov's retinue, "Akhmat is power!", to the foundations of the Koran and the Sunnah, treating the chanting of this slogan as a duty of the residents of Chechnya. Social network users and local residents have criticized Shakhidov's statement. References to religion are often used as tools of political propaganda, and interpretations of sacral texts are adapted to the conjuncture, Islamic scholars have pointed out.

May 17, 2019 18:17

  • Signatures in defence of Chechen gays handed over to President Putin's administration

    Representatives of the human rights organization "Amnesty International" (AI) have delivered a petition signed by Western Europeans to the administration of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, demanding to investigate crimes against members of the LGBT community in Chechnya. The signatures collected in the UK have been handed over to the Russian Embassy in London.

May 17, 2019 08:31

May 17, 2019 01:27

May 16, 2019 21:21

  • Native of North Ossetia detained in case on IS financing

    In Moscow, law enforcers detained Georgy Guev, a native of North Ossetia, who for four years transferred 50 million roubles to militants from the "Islamic State" (a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court), the FSB reported.

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