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Escaped Chechen Domestic Violence Victim Reverses Story on State TV
Khalimat Taramova previously said she fled by her own free will from “regular beatings and threats” by her family over her sexual orientation.
Chechen Domestic Violence Victim Faces ‘Killing’ After Police Raid Women’s Shelter – Reports
Khalimat Taramova reportedly faced threats and beatings at home because of her sexual orientation.
Siberian Journalist Beaten While Investigating U.S.-Sanctioned Chechen Fight Club
“Write less reports about decent people,” the journalist recounted one of his assailants as telling him.
Chechen Torture Victim Deported From France Jailed in Home Region – Reports
Rights groups have warned that Magomed Gadayev was at risk of torture if he returned to Russia.
Chechnya Grants State Protection to ‘Kidnapped’ Gay Men – Reports
Salekh Magamadov and Ismail Isayev are at risk of “honor killings” after being returned to their native region, rights groups say.
Germany Probes Russian Over Plot to Murder Chechen Dissident
The suspect is alleged to have been told to bring the weapon and hitman to Germany, spy on the victim and be the driver for the assassination.
France Is Complicit as Magomed Gadaev at Risk of Torture in Chechnya
The French Interior Ministry’s decision to expel Gadaev put him at immediate risk of torture.
no safe haven
France Deports Chechen Refugee Who Fled Torture – Novaya Gazeta
France reportedly wants to expel dozens of ethnic Chechens after the gruesome beheading of a teacher by another Chechen national.
Russia’s Top Documentary Fest Pulls Gay Chechen Film After Threats
"Silent Voice" tells the story of a young MMA fighter who is forced to flee to Belgium after his brother promises to kill him for being gay.
Chechnya Detains Kidnapped Gay Men’s Relatives – Rights Group
The two men were forcibly returned to Chechnya earlier this year to face terrorism charges that activists call "fabricated."
EU Approves Sanctions Over Russia, China, Myanmar Abuses
Diplomats said the fresh sanctions on Russia will target individuals behind human rights abuses in the republic of Chechnya.
Report on Extrajudicial Killings Prompts Chechen Calls to Ban Independent Newspaper
Novaya Gazeta’s story about the torture and execution of 13 detainees in 2017 has caused outrage.
Ex-Chechen Policeman Testifies to ‘Worst Crime of Post-War Chechnya’ – Novaya Gazeta
Hours after the publication went live, Novaya said its Moscow office was attacked with a toxic chemical substance.
Austria Convicts Chechen ‘Moral Guardians’ for Harassing Women – Reports
The defendants were accused of threatening, intimidating and occasionally abusing Chechen women for exhibiting “Western behavior.”
all in the family
Chechen Leader Kadyrov Taps Cousin for Grozny Mayor
BBC Russian previously found that nearly one in three Chechen officials were Kadyrov’s relatives.
2 Gay Chechens Held on Terror Charges Without Proof – NGO
The men had fled Chechnya last year but were arrested and returned this month, the LGBT Network says.
Novaya Gazeta Publishes New Evidence of Chechen Extrajudicial Killings
The newspaper says the findings corroborate its 2017 investigation into 27 alleged executions that followed Chechen anti-terror raids.
fit for print
Russian News Site Warns of ‘Dangerous Precedent’ With $200K Libel Fine
The Ura.ru news website said that its case could set a trend of silencing media outlets by forcing them into bankruptcy.
Lifting Mask Mandates in Chechnya, Udmurtia 'Premature,' Health Expert Warns
Russia continues to record around 15,000 new infections per day.
TORTURED and THREATENED
2 Gay Men Sent Back to Chechnya Were ‘Kidnapped’ – Rights Group
The two men were detained in Nizhny Novgorod and sent back to the North Caucasus region.
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