All Posts Tagged With: "Chechnya"

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The Russian March to Nothingness

In light of this past week’s Russian March, noted political analyst Andrei Piontkovsky examines the growing Russian nationalist movement and its origins in the Second Chechen War and ongoing conflicts in the North Caucasus.

Nov 6, 2011 | Continued
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Two Years Later, Estemirova’s Murder Remains Unsolved

Human rights activists are renewing their criticism of Russia’s official investigation into Natalya Estemirova’s death two years after the fact, while officials deny any wrongdoing on their part.

Jul 13, 2011 | Continued
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Putin and Kadyrov Among ‘Predators of Press Freedom’

Reporters Without Borders has published a list of forty “Predators of Press Freedom,” including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chechen President Razman Kadyrov.

May 4, 2010 | Continued
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United Civil Front on Metro Bombings: Don’t Believe Putin

The United Civil Front is warning that the Russian government may use the March 29 Moscow metro bombings as an excuse to infringe upon the rights and freedoms of its citizens further than ever before.

Mar 31, 2010 | Continued
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Police Claim to Identify Estemirova’s Killer

Law enforcement agents are claiming that they have solved last summer’s scandalous murder of human rights activist Natalya Estemirova, but the activist’s colleagues are already refuting the announcement.

Feb 25, 2010 | Continued
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Rights Groups Condemn Illegal Detentions in Chechnya

The illegal detention of three human rights lawyers in Chechnya over the weekend is drawing severe criticism from numerous international rights organizations.

Feb 9, 2010 | Continued
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Letter to Medvedev: “Stop this Mad Conveyor of Death”

The brother of a murdered Chechen rebel has appealed for help and protection in an open letter to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, who he believes is not informed of the “true state of affairs” of political murders in Chechnya.

Nov 20, 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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Russia Ceases Counter-terrorism Operations in Chechnya

Russia has officially ceased counter-terrorism operations in Chechnya, although stability in the troubled North Caucasus region remains tenuous.

Apr 17, 2009 | Continued
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Suspects Arrested in Murder of Former Chechen Commander

Seven suspects have been detained in Dubai, in connection with the murder of Sulim Yamadayev, a former Chechen military commander killed on March 28th.

Mar 31, 2009 | Continued