A court in Rostov-on-Don has sentenced a man to 11 years in prison for aiding to the Islamic State, as well as on drugs and weapons charges. The court found that Ruslan Kasheshov, a resident of Kabardino-Balkaria, had transferred ₽8,000 ($130) to a member of the group. [Read more…]
Daghestan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has published a video on social media of a 14-year-old girl testifying to facing years of sexual abuse at the hands of her neighbours. [Read more…]
On 26 November, a military court in Rostov-on-Don ruled that Askhabali Zairbekov receive compensation of ₽9.5 million ($150,000) and a public apology from the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian republic of Daghestan. The former police chief of the Kizilyurt District in central Daghestan had been charged and acquitted of armed robbery. [Read more…]
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.
Rights group Memorial has published a report detailing the alleged torture of a local businessman in the Russian Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria in the summer of 2018. [Read more…]
An activist against Ingushetia’s controversial land deal with Chechnya and a local journalist have been detained. According to his lawyer, journalist Rashid Maysigov, who is accused of drug possession and treason, is being tortured by the authorities.
A court in the Russian Republic of Daghestan has remanded two former senior officials into two months of pre-trial detention on suspicion of financing terrorist activities. [Read more…]
A man in the Russian Republic of Daghestan has been tortured into confessing to murder, his lawyer says. Sapiyat Magomedova told OC Media she believes police in the city of Khasavyurt intended to pin other unsolved crimes on her client, Kamil Khayrudinov, as part of a drive to improve crime statistics. [Read more…]
A man from the Russian Republic of Daghestan has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over torture he says he was subjected to at Daghestan’s Centre for Countering Extremism. Abutalib Shakhruyev was sentenced to 11 years in prison in March for ‘aiding and financing members of illegal armed formations’. [Read more…]