Malika Bakayeva, mother of the disappeared singer Zelimkhan Bakayev, has recorded an audio message to the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, pleading with him to help in the search of her son. [Read more…]
A group of prisoners in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk penal colony are complaining of systematic torture and bullying in the prison. A video message with statements from the prisoners was sent to the Public Monitoring Commission, a prison rights watchdog, on 8 August. Among the prisoners was Aslan Cherkesov a native of Kabardino-Balkaria. [Read more…]
A court in Baku has sentenced the financial director of an Azerbaijani newspaper to three years and three months in prison, on what he calls bogus charges.
The lawyer of Giyas Ibrahimov, an activist detained on drug-charges he claims are trumped-up, has appealed to Azerbaijan’s General Prosecutor’s Office to investigate alleged torture of his client. [Read more…]
A lawyer for Azerbaijani freelance journalist Nijat Amiraslanov claims that his client was tortured in custody and has lost his teeth.
Human rights activist Mehman Galandarov was found dead in Baku Detention Centre on 28 April; according to an official statement by the authorities, Galandarov committed suicide.