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Chechen man ‘abducted and held in basement’ for past six months

Local residents say 35-year-old Usman Mitayev was abducted by police in October.

Chechen man ‘abducted and held in basement’ for past six months

Local residents say 35-year-old Usman Mitayev was abducted by police in October.

Novaya Gazeta: Russian police forced abductees to swear allegiance to ISIS before killing them

Novaya Gazeta has found proof of the illegal detention of at least 27 Chechen men who were killed by Russian security forces in January 2017. 

Novaya Gazeta: Russian police forced abductees to swear allegiance to ISIS before killing them

Novaya Gazeta has found proof of the illegal detention of at least 27 Chechen men who were killed by Russian security forces in January 2017. 

Russian language law presented to Nagorno-Karabakh parliament

A new draft law envisions elevating Russian to the status of an official language. 

Russian language law presented to Nagorno-Karabakh parliament

A new draft law envisions elevating Russian to the status of an official language. 

‘The officer swore he would rape his sister’ — EHCR awards $1 million over North Caucasus tortures

The court heard harrowing testimony of torture by Russian security forces, including strangulation, electrocution, sexual violence, and rape threats.

‘The officer swore he would rape his sister’ — EHCR awards $1 million over North Caucasus tortures

The court heard harrowing testimony of torture by Russian security forces, including strangulation, electrocution, sexual violence, and rape threats.

Robert Kocharyan calls for ‘full-fledged integration’ with Russia

Armenia’s second president stressed that his proposal was not ‘about the restoration of the Soviet Union’.

Robert Kocharyan calls for ‘full-fledged integration’ with Russia

Armenia’s second president stressed that his proposal was not ‘about the restoration of the Soviet Union’.

Russian police ‘abduct gay Chechen brothers’ from safehouse in central Russia

Activists suspect the brothers, aged 17 and 20, have already been handed over to Chechen special forces.

Russian police ‘abduct gay Chechen brothers’ from safehouse in central Russia

Activists suspect the brothers, aged 17 and 20, have already been handed over to Chechen special forces.

Was the Circassian question another victim of the global pandemic?

As Russian authorities chip away at the rights and dignity of the country’s ethnic minorities, some activists remain hopeful for the future.

Was the Circassian question another victim of the global pandemic?

By Madina Aliyeva

As Russian authorities chip away at the rights and dignity of the country’s ethnic minorities, some activists remain hopeful for the future.

Investigation implicates ‘Navalny Poison Squad’ in North Caucasus deaths

Bellingcat connected Navalny’s alleged assassins with the suspicious deaths of three men, two from the North Caucasus. 

Investigation implicates ‘Navalny Poison Squad’ in North Caucasus deaths

Bellingcat connected Navalny’s alleged assassins with the suspicious deaths of three men, two from the North Caucasus. 

Chechen man hailed as unlikely hero of Russia’s Navalny protests

Footage of a 20-year-old Chechen student fighting off Moscow riot police has been widely shared on social media.

Chechen man hailed as unlikely hero of Russia’s Navalny protests

Footage of a 20-year-old Chechen student fighting off Moscow riot police has been widely shared on social media.

Strasbourg court rules Russia has ‘effective control’ over Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that following the 2008 August War, Russia has exercised ‘effective control’ over the two territories.

Strasbourg court rules Russia has ‘effective control’ over Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that following the 2008 August War, Russia has exercised ‘effective control’ over the two territories.

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