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 HR news archive 1999-2000

 

The articles and reports published on this site have been written by members of the Human Rights Center, including not only those from the Moscow office, but also members from the regional offices, f. i. The offices in Nazran (Ingushetia) and Grozny (Chechnya).

The reports are written after thorough study of the situation at the scene of the conflict, checking the information received from interviews with witnesses with information gained from the state authorities and the media.

At the time being, the reports mainly focus on the armed conflict in Chechnya. Among the victims of human rights violations are both Russian servicemen and Chechen fighters, but until now, the conflict mainly results in massive human rights violations against the civilian population in Chechnya.

17.12.2003 The situation in the tent camps in Ingushetia and in the temporary residence facilities in Grozny (autumn 2003)

10.12.2003 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
November 2003

10.11.2003 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
October 2003

31.10.2003 Deputy Prosecutor of Chechnya Refutes Official Data

21.08.2003 Special operation in the Sleptsovskaya’s district’s hospital

26.06.2003 Ingushetia- the Zone of "Stability and Security"?

10.06.2003 The Human Rights Center “Memorial” Report: "DECEPTIVE JUSTICE. Situation on the investigation on crimes against civilians committed by members of the Federal Forces in the Chechen Republic during military operations 1999-2003 (Updated in May 2003)"
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26.05.2003 Political Crime in the Kalinovskaia settlement

17.05.2003 A family of two women was shot. The women perished during a terrorist act in the village of Iliskhan-Yurt (Belorechye) in THE GUDERMES DISTRICT

25.04.2003 Reports of human rights organizations are supported by evidence from other sources

21.04.2003 Statement on behalf of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, International League for Human Rights, International Service for Human Rights, Norwegian Helsinki Committee and Human Rights Center "Memorial"

21.04.2003 Appeal to the UN Commission for Human Rights

19.03.2003 The Release of I.Edjiev

18.03.2003 LET'S STOP THE CHECHEN WAR TOGETHER
Address or Russian scientific and cultural elite

15.02.2003 Open Letter to the Commissioner for Human Rights Of the Council of Europe Mr. Alvaro Hil-Robles

11.02.2003 On The Situation with Human Rights Violations in the Chechen Republic September 2002-February 2003 (A Brief Report)

13.01.2003 New Mass grave with victims of unlawful executions

06.11.2002 Letter to the Minister of Justice of the Kingdom of Denmark Lene Espersen

25.07.2002 Recommendation of the Commissioner for human rights Council of Europe concerning certain rights that must be guaranteed during the arrest and detention of persons following "cleansing" operations in the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation

18.06.2002 Letter to the Head of the Special Presidential Representative for the protection of human rights on the territory of the Chechen Republic Iu.P.Puzanov

06.06.2002 Several examples of the many occasions in May 2002 where order No. 80 of the OGV(s) Commander has been deliberately flouted.

14.05.2002 'Mopping-up' in the village Alkhan-Kala 25-30th April 2002. Order number 80 - only empty words?!

30.04.2002 Communique on the third meeting of non-governmental Human Rights Organisations and Representatives of State Authorities of the Chechen Republic

25.04.2002 Letter to the Commanding OGV in the Chechen Republic General-Lieutenant V. I. Molentskoi and to the Prosecutor of the Chechen Republic V. G. Chernov

25.04.2002 Letter to the Commanding OGV in the Chechen Republic General-Lieutenant V. I. Molentskoi, to the Prosecutor of the Chechen Republic V. G. Chernov and to the Commandant of the Chechen Republic A.D.Pavlenko

19.04.2002 "Mopping-up" in the village Alkhan-Kala 11-15th April 2002

09.04.2002 Stop ethnic cleansing!

08.04.2002 "Mopping-up" in the village of Tstotsin-Iurt (25th March – 1st April 2002)

27.03.2002 Concerning the order Commanding United Group Forces in the Chechen Republic Number 80

27.03.2002 Appeal to the UN Commission for Human Rights

14.03.2002 REPUBLIC OF CHECHNYA, ARGUN. "DISAPPEARANCES" OF DETAINEES. "DISAPPEARED" FOUND IN UNMARKED GRAVES

04.03.2002 Communique on the Second Meeting of Non-Governmental Human Rights Organizations and Representatives of State Authorities of the Chechen Republic

14.02.2002 Mopping Up in Tsotsin Yurt. February 12-13, 2002

23.01.2002 “Mopping-up” operation in the village of Chechen-Aul 24 to 26 December 2001

23.01.2002 "Mopping-up" Operation in Argun, 3 to 7 January 2002

23.01.2002 The Tragic Events in Shatoisky Region

18.01.2002 To the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Alvaro Gil-Robles

16.01.2002 Myths and Truth about Tsotsin-Yurt (December 30, 2001January 3, 2002)

08.01.2002 "Clean-up" operations in the village of Tsotsin-Yurt. October to November 2001

20.12.2001 Terror with Terror. Conditions in the Urus-Martan region after the attempted assassination of the military commander of the region, General G. A. Gadzhiev.

15.10.2001 Operation of the courts in the Chechen Republic

21.09.2001 Special Operation in the village of Raduzhnoe on 18 July 2001

19.09.2001 The "Cleansing Operation" in the Village of Mairtup, September 1-9, 2001: Cleansing by the rules?

14.09.2001 THE LEVEL OF ILLEGAL EXTORTION AT CHECKPOINTS IN CHECHNYA IS GROWING

28.08.2001 "Cleansing Operation" in the Village of Goiskoye, Urus-Martan Region

24.08.2001 Cleansing Operation in the Village of Alleroy

13.08.2001 Cleansing Operation in the Village of Stariye Atagi

06.08.2001 Cleansing Operation in the Village of Tsotsin-Yurt

30.07.2001 "Cleansing Operations" in the village of Chiri-Yurt: May – June 2001

19.07.2001 Appeal from the Doctors of the Hospital in the Village of Stariye Atagi

10.07.2001 Cleansing operation in the village of Chernorechye

10.07.2001 The Status of Investigations into Crimes Against Civilians Committed by Representatives of Federal Forces on the Territory of the Chechen Republic during the Course of Military Action 1999-2001

09.07.2001 Cleansing operations in the Kurchaloyevskiy region

05.07.2001 The "cleansing" operations in Sernovodsk and Assinovskaya were punishment operations

02.07.2001 Peaceful Mass Protests in Chechnya. Spring - early Summer 2001

02.07.2001 How People in Chechnya "Disappear"

25.06.2001 Attempts to return refugees back to the Republic of Chechnya

25.06.2001 The hunger-strike of Chechen refugees temporarily living in Ingushetia continues

22.06.2001 Group of Refugees Conducts Hunger Strike

21.06.2001 Rally Near the Village of Koshkeldy

18.06.2001 Appeal from the citizens of the town of Argun

14.06.2001 Open Letter from the Russian National Anti-War Committee for a Peaceful Resolution in Chechnya to the Leaders of the G-7 Countries

13.06.2001 Letter to the High Commissioner for Refugees

13.06.2001 Situation of Internally Displaced Persons in the Republic of Ingushetiya, Spring 2001

01.06.2001 A Second Civilian Burial Site Discovered Near the Military Base at Khankala

31.05.2001 Arrest of Dik Al'temirov

31.05.2001 Open Letter from President Maskhadov to the Russian National Anti-War Committee for a Peaceful Resolution in Chechnya

15.05.2001 Appeal from Achkhoy-Martan

14.05.2001 Market raids

03.05.2001 On the Passing by the UN Human Rights Commission of a Resolution on the Situation in the Chechen Republic

25.04.2001 Joint appeal to members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

24.04.2001 Open Appeal to the President of the Russian Federation

14.04.2001 Four inhabitants of Argun are arrested during a "clean-up" operation in the town and are later found dead

12.04.2001 Uzbekistan: treatment of political convicts in the strict order prison located near Tashkent

12.04.2001 Regarding Reports on the Discovery of 17 Bodies in Grozny

29.03.2001 Bodies discovered near Khankala - irrefutable evidence of war crimes committed by federal forces. Materials from a press-conference held on 5/3/01 in Moscow, Institute of Press Development

25.03.2001 Persons Detained in Chechnya by Military and Internal Affairs Agents Become Victims of Summary Executions

15.02.2001 Report from Khamidova Jakhita

09.02.2001 Information on the situation in the Urus-Martan region, Chechen Republic

08.02.2001 Letter to the Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

23.01.2001 Appeal from the All-Russian Extraordinary Congress on the Protection of Human Rights to the members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

25.12.2000 Human rights in the Chechen Republic, autumn 2000

27.10.2000 Letter to the Special Presidential Representative for the protection of Human Rights and Freedoms of the Citizens of the Republic of Chechnya, V A Kalamanov.

25.09.2000 To Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

06.08.2000 Situation with Violations of Human Rights in Chechnya. June-July, 2000

31.07.2000 In Expectation of an Autumn. Forthcoming Catastrophe
The position of forced migrants in the territory of the Republic of Ingushetia

28.06.2000 To Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

20.06.2000 Urus-Martan - arbitrariness, beating, tortures

17.06.2000 ÑHECHNYA: People disappear no court hearings prior to executions

15.06.2000 Urus Martan commandant introduces a preliminary censorship and wilfully declares an extraordinary position

19.05.2000 There were found dead corpses of the people who had disappeared after detention held for the purpose of identity check

26.04.2000 ÑHECHNYA: Got missed in "Filtration" Procedure

21.03.2000 New Aldy settlement - February 5, 2000    Intentional killings of civilians

16.03.2000 Letter to Ministers for Foreign Affairs

15.02.2000 Information of the Supervisory mission in the zone of the armed conflict in Chechenia

10.02.2000 Testimony on "Purging"("Scraping") Grozny

20.01.2000 Violations of humanitarian law and human rights; situation of civilians who have fled the conflict zone. Report on the visit to Ingushetia and Chechnya by representatives of the Memorial Human Rights Centre (MHRC) from 12 to 20 January 2000

29.12.1999 Letter to Sadako Ogata - Supreme Commissar of the UNO for the affairs of refugees, Mary Robinson - Supreme Commissar of the UNO for the human rights, Alvaro Gil Robles - Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe

16.11.1999 Press-conference on the situation in Chechnya and Ingushetia

26.10.1999 POINT STROKES. The non-selective use of force by the federal troops in the course of the armed conflict in Chechnia in September - October 1999. Preliminary report.

18.10.1999 THE REPORT on the Observer mission to the zone of the armed conflict, based on the inspection results in Ingushetia and Chechnya