All Posts Tagged With: "Caucasus"

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Chechen President Sues Rights Leader for Slander, Again

After promising to stop suing human rights activists following criticism from his mother, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has filed criminal charges of slander against Memorial head Oleg Orlov.

Jul 8, 2010 | Continued
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The Landmark Murder of Maksharip Aushev

Journalist Yulia Latynina of Yezhednevny Zhurnal provides a thorough chronicle of the violent events leading up to Sunday’s murder of Ingush opposition leader Maksharip Aushev. Exclusive translation by

Oct 30, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Rights Leaders Urge Authorities to Defend Activists

The Moscow Helsinki Group has released a statement on the tragic murders of Zarema Sadulaeva and her husband Umar Dzhabrailov, pledging to fight for justice. Translation by

Aug 12, 2009 | Continued
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Moscow Airports Institute New Profiling Rules

Law enforcement officials have instituted mandatory searches for travelers from the North Caucasus in all Moscow airports.

Jan 21, 2009 | Continued
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Journalist Murdered in Dagestan, Russia

Abdullah Alishayev, a Dagestani television reporter known for his criticism of Wahhabism, died in a Makhachkala hospital after he was attacked my armed gunmen.

Sep 3, 2008 | Continued
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Top Officer Murdered in Fire-Fight

A leading police chief has been gunned down in the south Caucasus region of Kabardino-Balkaria. A statement from militants indicates the original target was the head of the FSB, who was visiting the area.

Jan 13, 2008 | Continued