Mass executions, murders, abductions, rape, torture, intimidation, extortion, forged criminal proceedings, monstrous corruption — this is what Ramzan Kadyrov’s Chechnya looks like today. The Russian republic is completely disconnected from the Russian legal system — with the consent of the Russian authorities.
Chechen state TV has broadcasted a video report in which a 16-year-old boy apologises in tears to Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov, for his criticism of the Russian republic’s officials. [Read more…]
The chair of the Chechen Parliament, Magomed Daudov, has entered into an online spat with Daghestani historian Zurab Gadzhiyev over the construction of a traditional watchtower on the Chechen-Daghestani border. [Read more…]
Ingush activist Bagaudin Myakiyev has been beaten up in a detention centre in Nalchik, the capital of the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, his lawyer says.
The Russian communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, has blocked Ingush news site Fortanga. The move came as one of the site’s journalists and an activist against Ingushetia’s land swap with Chechnya were remanded into two months of pre-trial detention.
The Head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, has announced he is stepping down, citing ‘disunity in society’. Yevkurov leaves his post following eight months of unprecedented mass protests in Ingushetia over a land deal with neighbouring Chechnya. [Read more…]
People from the Russian Republic of Daghestan have dismantled a road sign reading ‘Shelkovskoy District of Chechnya’ near the entrance to the Daghestani city of Kizlyar. The next morning, chair of the Chechen Parliament Magomed Daudov visited the scene and the authorities of Daghestan convened an emergency meeting. [Read more…]
A court in the Russian Republic of Chechnya has granted parole to Oyub Titiyev, the head of the Chechen branch of Russian rights group Memorial. [Read more…]
The arrest of Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov mirrors the treatment of government critics in the North Caucasus. The persecution of journalists and government critics in Russia must end — including those under pressure in the North Caucasus. [Read more…]
Chechnya and Daghestan have suspended the border demarcation process between the two Russian republics a month after Chechnya ‘unilaterally’ registered parts of Daghestan as within their own territory. [Read more…]