Archive for the ‘Chechnya’ Category
(New York) – Celebrities who attended Ramzan Kadyrov’s birthday celebration on October 5, 2011, should follow Hilary Swank’s example and not keep any money or gifts they may have received for showing up, Human Rights Watch said today.
(New York) – Hollywood stars and other celebrities who attended the Chechen leader’s birthday in Grozny on October 5, 2011, should not keep any money or gifts they may have received, Human Rights Watch said today.
On April 20 Human Rights Watch and three Russian human rights organizations held a news conference in Moscow to release their joint appeal to President Medvedev on the complete failure of Chechen Republic investigative authorities to deal with abductions of Chechnya residents by local law enforcement and security agencies.
Dear President Medvedev,
(Moscow) – Chechen authorities are enforcing a compulsory Islamic dress code for women and condoning violent attacks on women deemed to dress immodestly, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. Russia’s federal government has done almost nothing to respond to these violations of women’s rights in Chechnya.
In the past few years the situation of women’s rights in Chechnya has deteriorated significantly, requiring immediate attention from the Russian government and Russia’s international partners.
(New York) - The Russian government should closely examine evidence gathered by the Austrian police relating to Chechnya’s leader, Human Rights Watch said today. The evidence suggests that the Kremlin-appointed leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, was involved in the fatal attempted kidnapping in 2009 of a Chechen refugee in Vienna, Human Rights Watch said.
By Friederike Behr, Russian Federation researcher for Amnesty International
This week it is four years since the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, the journalist who since 1999 had written continuously about human rights abuses in Chechnya for the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.
On Saturday, 7 October 2006 Anna Politkovskaya was shot entering the elevator of the apartment [...]