Prisons = the young = Chechnya

Simon Cosgrove on the past week’s news << No.25 (258), 20 June 2017 >> = RIGHT OF ASSEMBLY = Last week observers of the human rights scene in Russia focused their attention on rallies and protests across the nation. On 12 June, Russia Day, the renewed enthusiasm for peaceful, public protest, seen on 26 March,…

Torture Victim handed over

Belarus sends Murad Amriev back to Russia << No 23 (256), 12 June 2017 >> On 8 June 2017 Belarusian authorities sent Murad Amriev [Amriyev], wanted in Chechnya with regard to a false documents allegation, to Russia despite concerns he could be tortured or killed. As RFE/RL reported, Amriev’s family pleaded desperately for him not to…

Dadin and Torture

<< No 9 (242), 6 March 2017 >> ♦  The impunity of police and prison staff – in Karelia, Chechnya and Strasbourg  ♦ On 26 February 2017 Ildar DADIN was released from prison in the Altai Region, following the quashing of his conviction by the Supreme Court. He was serving a 2½ year sentence as…