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(the issue prepared by HRC “Memorial” in Nazran)


Dear colleagues,

‘Memorial’ Human Rights Center presents its latest information bulletin based on the results of monitoring of human rights abuses in the armed conflict zone in the Chechen Republic, the Republic of Ingushetia and Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.

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The Situation in the Chechen Republic: January 2005

According to HRC “Memorial”’s data*, during January 2005:

1.Killed: 13 persons

2. Kidnapped: 18 persons

  • Subsequently set free or released for ransom- 3;
  • Subsequently went missing - 14;
  • Subsequently charged with offences – 1.

NB! Given the specific nature of the monitoring carried out in the Chechen Republic, it has to be acknowledged that the information received will be gradually supplemented over the following few months. Therefore, regrettably, the numbers of those killed and abducted in January 2005 will inevitably grow.



  • From the “Chronicle of Violence”
  • On January 1, at 11 p.m. in the village of Geldagan, Kurchaloy district of Chechnya a military accident took place on the base of the republican security service, under control of Ramzan Kadyrov. As a result three persons were killed.

    The local residents explained that on that day “the kadyrovtsy” brought to their base a young man, resident of Sergen-Yurt, Shalinsky district of Chechnya. During the interrogation they beat him up severely until he lost consciousness. Having left their victim, “the kadyrovtsy” decided to take a break - to have a drink and some food.

    The captive regained consciousness, managed to get hold of their machine gun and opened fire. He killed two “kadyrovtsy”, after that the machine gun was jammed. The kadyrovtsy shot him dead.

    One of the killed kadyrovtsy was a resident of Tsotsin-Yurt village, the other-Uzhaev Dzaddal- the resident of the village of Majrtup. The identity of the captive has not been established.

    On January 2, at about 4 p.m. in the village of Proletarskoje, Groznensky (Selsky) district of Chechnya, unidentified representatives of Chechen power structures, who arrived by cars YAZ (over 10 cars) kidnapped Gaziev Zaurbek, born 1981. At the moment of kidnapping the military servicemen heavily injured Gaziev.

    According to the wife of the kidnapped, the unidentified servicemen knocked on the door of Gaziev house early in the morning. Zaurbek opened. Behind the door was a big group of servicemen (up to 25 people), they immediately made several gun shots into Gaziev and heavily injured him. Then, having broken into the flat and shouting “where are weapons”, they started beating the wife of Gaziev – Lina Markhieva. They dragged her around the room pooling her hair and demanded that she showed them where the weapon was, threatening to rape her if she failed to do so. All this was happening in front of the two infant daughters of Gazievs, who, woken up by the shouting and shooting, squeezed themselves into the bed corner and were screaming of terror.

    Having got nothing out of Lina, the military servicemen made several series of shots out of automatic weapon. One of the bullets got into the shoulder of the younger daughter Maka Gazieva, aged 1,5. The injury of the child, however, did not have any effect on the military servicemen. Moreover, one of the servicemen took a pillow and started suffocating the older daughter Rayana, aged 2,5. At the same time the rest of the servicemen carried out an unsanctioned search in the flat. Having thrown all the furniture and clothes around they found nothing. The military servicemen left taking injured Zaurbek with them. Lina Markhieva claims that all of the servicemen were in the state of alcoholic intoxication. Gold valuables, clothes, cell phone and small items were stolen.

    At dawn the relatives took the injured girl to Ingushetia, where she was placed into the hospital. The same day Lina Markhieva headed towards the 9th hospital in Grozny, supposing that her husband could have been brought there by the kidnappers. Indeed, in the hospital she saw the same military servicemen, who were at their house. The military servicemen recognized the woman and threatened her with detainment. Later it turned out that Gaziev was registered as “unidentified” patient and the doctors were forbidden to let anybody have access to him.

    When the armed persons realized that the family found out that Gaziev was in the ward, they covered him with bed sheets and brought down to the floor. The relatives, who were waiting outside pooled the bed sheets and saw Zaurbek, who was still in his consciousness. The military servicemen called for additional personnel, loaded the stretches with injured Zaurbek into the car and drove in the unknown direction.

    Later, Gazievs found out that Zaurbek was in Nozhaj-Yurt district hospital under guard. Having hired an attorney they went there, but were denied access to him. The relatives turned to law enforcement agencies, the Committee for human rights and freedoms of the Chechen Republic. and “Memorial”. Having written an application in the office of “Memorial”, Lina Markhieva left the office, but immediately returned back. She was very frightened and said that she was pursued. She asked one of the “Memorial” colleagues to stand outside and watch her leaving. The “Memorial” monitor walked her outside and, indeed, noticed two cars with darkened windows. Through the front window she noticed military servicemen inside. As the woman left, the cars with the military servicemen followed Markhieva.

    According to Lina Markhieva, her husband Zaurbek Gaziev spent the last years in Kazakhstan and came back to Chechnya just recently to take his family with him.

    On January 11, early in the morning after 7:00 a.m. in the village Argun, the personnel of federal power agency blocked the house of Abdurakhmanov Elikh, born 1952, resident of Karla Marksa street.

    Some of them entered the house and called Elikh by the nick name used by his family “Emmy, is that you?”. Having got a positive answer, the military servicemen took Abdurakhmanov outside and put him in the Gazel car and drove in the unknown direction.

    The attempts of the relatives to establish the whereabouts of Abdurkhanov have been inconclusive. As of February 1, 2005 his whereabouts are unknown. Abdurakhmanov, the father of 6 children, was collecting and selling recyclable metal for a leaving.

    On January 15 at about 9 p.m. in Grozny armed military servicemen kidnapped a pregnant woman, Zalina Barkinkhoeva, born 1979, the resident of Nozhaj-Yurtovsky district.

    Zalina came to Grozny for medical examination. She stayed with her mother, resident of D’yakova street, 10 app. 49. The armed servicemen in camouflage uniform arrived at the house and without presenting themselves said that there was checking up of documents carried out.

    In the flat together with Zalina and her mother were also Zalina’s siblings. After everybody’s passports were checked, Zalina was asked to get out to the staircase. She put a coat over her gown and went. When her brother and sister tried to follow her the military servicemen pushed them aside. The unidentified servicemen left the flat and took the woman with them. The relatives rushed after the kidnappers, just to see a YAZ car turning around the corner.

    Zalina was released a few days later. She is very scared and keeps telling everything was all right with her. She claims that she has been released after two days in captivity, but actually 5 days after the kidnapping her parents were still searching for her and consulting Memorial. So, possibly, she is trying to make things look better than they really were.

    Zalina is unemployed. Her first husband Batukaev Ruslan, resident of Prigorodnoe was killed by a random bullet during zachistka in 2003. Zalina was in a very bad psychological condition after his death. At that time she was pregnant and had a miscarriage as a result of the stress. The second time Zalina got married in the summer of 2004 against her parents will. In the detainment she was asked about the friends of her first husband.

    On January 24, an attempt on the life of Tapalov Adam took place in the village of Achkhoj-Martan. In the morning Tapalov, as usual got into his car YAZ 21 010 and together with his driver went to work. At the moment when the car approached the prosecutor’s office the car exploded. Probably the explosives were fixed to the bottom of the car. As a result of the explosion, Tapalov Adam lost part of his leg, most likely the second leg will have to be amputated as well. The driver of Tapalov was likewise seriously injured. All windows of the prosecutor’s office were broken.

    On January 25, at the checkpoint located in the proximity of the village of Goyty, Urus-Martan district of Chechnya, masked representatives of power agencies detained the resident of Goyty, Mousaev Ruslan, born 1969, domicile address: Mutsaeva street, 101.

    The military servicemen stopped a taxi, which Mousaev was travelling by, and asked him to present documents, which Mousaev did (he had the old type passport). Without explaining anything, the military servicemen placed Mousaev in their car. During a few days Ruslan was kept on unidentified premises, he was interrogated only once under torture. On January 31, Mousaev was dropped out near the village of Starye Atagi.

    From the interview with Ruslan Mousaev:

    It was on January 25, 2005. I was coming from Goyty to Grozny by taxi. At a mobile checkpoint , I was stopped. Basically, they stopped almost every car. They were dressed in camouflage and were wearing masks. I was asked to show my passport which I did. This passport was the reason for my detainment. It was the old type passport. The passport was the pretext of my detainment. I do not remember exactly how it happened and what I was told, I just remember being put into a car. They put a bag over my head and wrapped scotch tape around my neck over the bag. After that the car started. They were not talking to me while we were driving.

    I do not remember how much time I spent there. After I was released my relatives told me that I was missing for a week. But I myself thought I was released the same night. I mean, I thought, I was detained in the morning and released in the evening. I was interrogated only once. They asked where I fought, where was my weapon, where were the fighters etc. They spoke unaccented Russian. During the interrogation they were beating me very hard and also made some kind of injection. I do not know what it was. You can see yourself the marks of torture. They did not give me water even once, to say nothing about food. I was sleeping on the concrete floor. The room where I was kept in was very small. It was probably 1,5 / 1,5 meters. The walls were also concrete, it was very cold there. To put it short, for me the time stopped. As I said earlier, I do not know how much time I spent there.

    Then I was again put into a car. They did not talk to me, did not explain me where they were taking me to. I decided that this was the end. I was sure they were taking me for execution. But some 30 minutes later they dropped me out of the car. Took the handcuffs off and the bag and they left. It was already dark, so I did not know where I was. I headed towards the light. Soon some people gave me a lift. It turned out that they dropped me out near the village of Starye Atagi. These people brought me to militia. There I was given food and taken home. My passport remained with the military servicemen.

    On January 30 at about 4: 00 in the village of Achkhoi-Martan the personnel of Russian power agencies kidnapped Umaev Zelimkhan, born 1984 resident of Isaeva street 21, and Bibulatov Alik, born 1983, resident of Isaeva street 19. The military servicemen arrived by two APCs and two YAZ cars. They did not explain the reasons of detainment and did not let the young men put their shoes on, they were taken out barefoot.

    Zelimkan Umaev was previously detained in April 2004. That time he was detained by the personnel of Chechen militia. According to his relatives, Zelimkhan was beaten and tortured and forced to sign a testimony about crimes committed by some unknown person. Umaev signed them. After his release, Zelimkhan turned to the district prosecutor and reported that he signed evidence under torture.

    A representative of Sernovodsk office of HRC “Memorial” visited ROVD of Achkhoi-Martan District and inquired about Bibulatov and Umaev. In the militia he was told that this fact was not registered in the department and the local militiamen did not participate in the kidnapping.

  • Armed Clashes Between Federal Military Servicemen and Personnel of Republican Security Agencies
  • On January 3 in Shalinsky District of Chechnya, Chechen militia together with military servicemen of the RF carried out an operation for liquidation of shadow oil processing mini-factories. In the course of the operation in the village of Mesker-Yurt happened a conflict between the personnel of local security service under command of Ramzan Kadyrov and the Russian military servicemen. “Kadyrovtsy” tried to obstruct the liquidation of mini-factories (according to unofficial sources, the representatives of the Security Service control the oil processing and the owners of the mini-factories pay them dues). In the squabble, one of the ‘kadrovtsy’ Gadaev Ayub in order to scare the military servicemen, opened fire under their feet from his hand machine-gun. As a result, the deputy commandant of Shalinsky district, semi-colonel Dubovik I.D. was injured.

    After the incident “the kadyrovtsy” retreated to their base in the village. In spite of superiority in numbers and military vehicles the federal servicemen did not fight back. Local think that only chance helped the village from a major crossfire.

    At night of January 18-19 in the proximity of village Novy Sharoi, Achkhoy-Martanovsky district of Chechnya, the personnel of Russian federal army detained two representatives of Chechen security agencies, allegedly the representatives of battalion “Vostok” (the commander Yamadaev). Shovkhalov Aslambek, born 1976, was killed, Kaimov Anzor, born 1977, managed to escape.

    According to the representatives of Achkhoi-Martanovsky and Sunzhensky ROVD, Shovkhalov and Kaimov were driving a Zhiguli-6 car when they were stopped by the Russian military servicemen at the crossroad of the highway “Kavkaz” and the turn to the village of Davydenko. The group of military servicemen numbered about 10 servicemen (ethnic Ossetians) and a senior officer (Russian).

    Kaimov and Shovkhalov presented their IDs of GRU - Central Intelligence Department (two Chechen battalions “Vostok” and “Zapad” are part of the 42 division of the ministry of defense of the Russian Federation, but they have IDs of GRU). The federal servicemen targeted their machine guns at the Chechens and ordered them to disarm. Shovkhalov and Kaimov refused to do so and targeted their weapons at the federal servicemen. This tense situation was going on for some time. The military servicemen were the first to propose to settle things peacefully and put down the arms. Shovkhalov and Kaimov beleived them and did so. In an instance, both were thrown on the ground, disarmed and heavily beaten with gun butts. Stechkin pistol and a machine gun ÀÊÑÓ were expropriated. The senior officer of the “federals” ordered his men to stop the beatings and take the detained to the closest Russian checkpoint for further sorting outs. Shovkhalov and Kaimov were put into their car and convoyed by APC driven in the direction of Novy Sharoy.

    Having crossed the Assa river, the military servicemen made a turn, drove for a while along the river and stopped. The Chechen servicemen were taken out of the car. Shovkhanov was left near the car and Kaimov was taken closer to the riverside and thrown on the ground, machine gun targeted at him. Kaimov realized that the servicemen planned to kill them (when the young men were taken out of the car, the servicemen started to argue who would have their weapons). Shovkhalov was the first to try to resist, which attracted the attention of the majority of the federal servicemen. As a result there was only one servicemen left next to Kaimov. Kaimov grasped the machine gun of his guard, pushed the guard aside and threw himself into the river. He managed to swim along the stream up to the village of Novy Sharoy.

    He got out of the river and tried to knock on the doors of the nearby houses. One local resident let him in. It was already 3 a.m. Kaimov explained to his host what happened and asked to take him to the head of local administration. The host agreed. However, head of administration did not open the gates (at night in Chechnya people do not risk to opened gates). Kaimov and his host returned home and waited till dawn. At 7:00 they again came to the house of administration. Kaimov managed to call his comrades for help. Then Kaimov with the head of local administration went to the site of the incident the night before. There they found a slightly damaged Zhiguli-6 car and the dead body of Shovkhalov.

    At 10: 00 the administration of Sunzhensku ROVD and Achkhoi-Martanovsky ROVD were informed about murder. The case was instigated in Sunzhensky ROVD, from there transferred to the Central Minitary Prosecution, located at Khankala.

    IV. Disappearances, illegal detainments of human rights workers. Armed Raid on NGO

    On January 6, at the Russian – Azeri border were detained two residents of Grozny-Larisa Temirsultanova, born 1983, and Khadizhat Yusupova, born 1982. Temirsultanoova worked for the Chechen NGO “Ekho Voyni”, Yusupova for Human rights group “Nijso” (Justice).

    At 11 p.m. Temirsultanova called her sister and informed her that they were approaching the Russian-Azeri border. Then the connection was broken.

    Subsequently, the young women were released. 2 days later they returned home.


    On January 12 at 2 p.m. in the town of Nazran, Republic Ingushetia a group of armed men in masks dressed in camouflage uniform broke in the office of Information Center of the Council of NGOs (SNO), located at Moskovskaya street, 21 app. 25,.

    At that moment there were seven people in the office, four of them were the employees of the Information Center SNO, two were the reporters of the Russian news web site “Kavkazskij Uzel”, three others, including a child, were visitors of the office.

    Threatening everyone with guns and swearing the unidentified servicemen forced all men on the floor faces down. Women were put at the walls. No one was allowed to move or to ask questions. Having cut the telephone wire of the landline telephone, the servicemen collected everybody’s mobile phones. Having searched the rooms and the kitchen, one of the servicemen called somewhere by radio transmitter. All the papers from the table and the drawers were thrown down to the floor. After some time a man in civilian clothes arrived and everybody’s documents were checked. All passports were photographed. The Statute of the NGO was also photographed.

    Only then the man in the civilian clothes presented himself: he was the investigator of FSB Department for the Ingush Republic Kirill Shevedov. In response to demands to explain what was going on, Shvedov said that they received information that a group of bandits was in the flat. Then the representatives expropriated two computers and told the head of the office Isaeva to come pick them up at the Department of FSB in the republican capital Magas next morning. Then the servicemen left.

    SNO is a human rights NGO. The web site of SNO which is currently not functioning due to shortage of funding published information about human rights situation in Chechnya and Ingushetia.


    On January 20, at about 6:30 p.m. in the city of Grozny from a block of flats located close to the factory “Elektropribor” unidentified servicemen in camouflage kidnapped a famous human rights defender Makhmut Magomadov, born 1954.

    Having carried out a ritual of sacrifice for the Muslim holiday Kurban-Bajram Magomadov decided to take the meat to his acquaintance Abubakar Amirov, who was alone caring for his children after his pregnant wife was killed by the Russian servicemen. On the way, Magomadov’s car was followed by a Zhiguli car-9.

    At the house of Abubakar Amirov, Makhmut Magomadov went upstairs with his four-year old daughter. Makhmut’s wife with their breastfed baby stayed outside. A few minutes later the house was approached by several cars (“Niva”, “YAZ 2110” (part of the registration number: 863) è “YAZ 21099”, of stale color and purple, white “YAZ 2107” (008 95/rus) and “GAZ 31029”). Unidentified armed people in masks speaking Chechen entered the house and dragged out Makhmut Magomadov and his crying little daughter Iman. The girl was barefoot.

    Makhmud’s wife Albika Shabazova rushed to the daughter and husband but the military servicemen pushed her aside. Makhmut threw the keys from his car to his wife and asked the servicemen not to touch his family. Makhmut was pushed in a car “GAZ-31029” and driven in the direction of down town Grozny.

    In the morning of January 24 a representative of Staropromyslovsky ROVD, Sajpudin Murtaev, responsible for kidnapping of people visited the house of Magomadov. He left the sister of Albika Shabazova a notification that on the 25th January 2005 Magomadov had to come to Staropromyslovsky ROVD. Murtaev said that the investigator of Staropromyslovsky Prosecution, Ruslan Tsukumov, informed him about the release of Magomadov Makhmud on January 23.

    According to the relatives, on January 25 they talked to Ruslan Tsukumov, who informed them that he received the information about the release of Magomadov from the head of Staropromyslovsky ROVD, Akh’yad Bisultanov. Akh’yad Bisultanov, however, referred to Tsukumov as his source of information.

    Obviously, the representatives of prosecution and MVD possess information about the fate of Makhmut Magomadov.

    In 1981 Makhmut Magomadov graduated from Law School in Sverdlovsk (Ekaterinburg). For more than 10 years he worked in law enforcement agencies outside the then Chechen-Ingush Republic. He has not been involved in politics or participated in military activities. During the first Chechen war (1994-1996) he worked in the prosecution and tax police of the Chechen administration first under Salambek Khadziev, then under Doku Zavgaev.

    After signing the Khasav’ Yurt Treaty he stayed in the republic, and headed the special brigade against kidnapping of people. On the account of this brigade are hundreds of released people, tens of investigated and adjudicated crimes, dozens of criminals punished according to law.

    After the beginning of the Second Chechen war Makhmut Magomadov worked as a lawyer in the “Chechen Committee for National Salvation”, and since recently he was an expert of International Helsinki Federation in the Northern Caucasus.

    The relatives and friends of Makhmut Magomadov are seriously concerned for his safety and life.


    IV. Aerial Attack on Civilian Village. Looting and Kidnapping of Civilians


    On January 14, 15 and 16 in the Chechen village of Zumsoj (Itum-Kalinsky district of Chechnya) was carried out a military operation, which involved shelling of the settlement. On January 14, village Zumsoj was subjected to aerial attack, as a result, one household (of Elder Akhmud Tamaev) was leveled to ground, several other houses were seriously damaged. The same day, the troops descended from helicopters. Before the servicemen landed, the helicopters subjected the village to rocket and machinegun fire, regardless of the fact that there were no combatants in the village and no one resisted the attack.

    In the village the military servicemen carried out a mop-up operation with looting, destruction of property and abductions of civilians.

    On January 15 and 16 the military servicemen in a state of heavy alcoholic intoxication broke into the houses, verbally abused their residents, destroyed and looted everything that looked attractive: money, valuables, TV sets, clothes, pharmaceuticals, childrens’ clothes. Thus, in the house of Mukhaev family were taken documents – passports of the mother and older daughter, certificates of birth - and money (250,000 rubles, which the family had received as a compensation for their destroyed housing). In some of the households the military servicemen killed domestic birds and horses; blew up a YAZ car of Sajdamin Khadzhiev. In front of the indignant villagers the stolen items were loaded on helicopters.

    Late at night of January 14 the servicemen detained a local resident Shirvani Nasipov, born 1956. In the morning of January 15 two other men and a teenage boy were kidnapped: Vakha Mukhaeva, 1955, Magomed Emin Ibishev, aged 30, Atabi Mukhaev,15 years old (son of Mukhaev). The same day the helicopters left the village. As of February 4, 2005 the whereabouts of the 4 kidnapped remain unknown.

    The villagers turned to the prosecution with no results. Moreover, on January 28 the military servicemen arrived in the village and remained there until February 28. Looting and verbal abuse continued. This time, fortunately, nobody was kidnapped.

    This is not the first attack on the settlement. In November 2003 the village was subjected to mass indiscriminate fire which resulted in many residents fleeing Zumsoj. Out of 56 inhabited households in 2003 only 15 are inhabited now. The residents of Zumsoj are confident that the recent pogroms aimed at forcing them to leave the settlement.

    Zumsoj is a high mountainous village, which is very hard to access. There is no organized catering into the area. Every month the villagers collect money, hire a car and go down the district center to buy food supply for one month. Probably, the military servicemen think that if there are no residents in the mountainous villages, they will have an easier time isolating and eliminating the Chechen combatants, concentrated in the hills. The village represents a historic-architectural value - there survived ancient towers, where many families live until now. The main reasons for the residents of Zumsoj to keep living in such harsh conditions are their strive to preserve the family heirlooms and the lack of funds to resettle to plain.

    For full version of the “Chronicle of Violence” for June 2004 in Russian, please, consult our web site at http://www.memo.ru/hr/hotpoints/caucas1/rubr/2/index.htm

    V. Acts of Protest in the North Ossetian Town of Beslan


    On January 20-22 at the crossroad of highway Rostov-Baku and the road leading to the airport the relatives of the victims of the terrorist act in Beslan carried out a protest picket. The residents of Beslan blocked the entrance to the town and demanded resignation of the republican President Alexander Dzasokhov; instigation of criminal procedure against the ex-minister of MVD of North Ossetia Kazbek Dzantied and the head of FSB of North Ossetia Valery Andreev; carrying out of an international investigation of hostage-taking in Beslan, publicizing the results of the investigation. The protesters also demanded to close the administrative border between North Ossetia and Ingushetia.

    During all three days unprecedented measures were taken to deny the residents of Vladikavkaz access to the picket. The town of Beslan was encircled thrice by militia. The picketers were visited by the officials of North Ossetia and the Southern Federal Okrug, including President Dzasokhov.

    Dzasokhov assured the protesters that he was not trying to grip on power by all means but the question who would be heading the republic had to be decided in full compliance with the new law on electing the executives of federative regions. “Only in this case, it will reflect the will expression of the people” – said the President (www.kavkaz.memo.ru).

    The picket was dismantled on January 22. The Executive Representative of the South Federal Okrug Dmitry Kozak reached an agreement with the participants to free the highway. The Protesters were given a chance to verbalize their demands on TV.

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    05.10.2009 October 6, the second court hearing in a suit brought by Ramzan Kadyrov against Mr. Orlov and HRC Memorial

    02.10.2009 Dagestan: After Disappearances, Only Death

    30.09.2009 Bulletin of the Memorial Human Rights Center "Situation in the North Caucasus conflict zone: analysis from the human rights perspective. Spring 2009"

    28.09.2009 Crime and Prehistory (how one becomes an insurgant)

    25.09.2009 First court session in case of Kadyrov vs HRC Memorial and Orlov

    23.09.2009 Another abduction in Dagestan

    23.09.2009 September 25, the first court hearing in a suit brought by Ramzan Kadyrov against Mr. Orlov and HRC Memorial

    18.09.2009 Stop political persecution of human rights activists in Novorossiisk

    18.09.2009 European Court demanded from Russian government information about abducted man

    17.09.2009 To the Seventieth Anniversary of September 17, 1939. Statement

    16.09.2009 Leaders of Dagestan are not ready for dialogue with civil society

    15.09.2009 Abductions in Ingushetia. Do the tracks lead to Chechnya?

    15.09.2009 Round table in Nazran (Ingushetia). Meeting of NGOs with the High Commissioner of CE for human rights Thomas Hammarberg

    14.09.2009 Number of crimes in Dagestan increased radically

    14.09.2009 Ingushetia: abducted 19-year-old teenager forced to slander on himself under torture

    14.09.2009 Picket in defense of Evgeny Zhovtis

    11.09.2009 HRC Memorial member in Krasnodarsky krai under pressure

    10.09.2009 Kadyrov v. Orlov and Memorial HRC: Date Set for First Hearing

    09.09.2009 Dagestan. Meeting of the relatives of abducted Sirajudin Shafiev

    08.09.2009 Mr. Hammarberg and Mr. Lukin in Memorial office

    08.09.2009 Another abduction in Dagestan

    08.09.2009 Open appeal on the threats against human rights activists and journalists in Dagestan

    07.09.2009 Unidentified people collect information about members of HRC Memorial

    31.08.2009 "Death Squads" in the North Caucasus. Summer of 2009

    27.08.2009 Ingushetia: killing of Shamil Makhloev – another extrajudicial execution

    26.08.2009 Dagestan: public meeting of relatives of abducted young men

    26.08.2009 Another extrajudicial execution in Dagestan

    26.08.2009 Five young men abducted in Dagestan

    21.08.2009 Meeting in the memory of Natalia Estemirova

    21.08.2009 Ingushetia: special operation or extrajudicial execution?

    20.08.2009 Dagestan: fire in a human rights organization

    20.08.2009 Memorial members in Chechnya find themselves under surveillance

    20.08.2009 The killing of Russian family in Chechnya

    20.08.2009 Chronicle. July 2009. North Caucasus. Human rights violations

    05.08.2009 Kyrgyzstan: the disappearance of Uzbek asylum seekers

    03.08.2009 Accounts for the benefit of Lana Estemirova

    03.08.2009 The Story of search and return of Maskhud Abdullaev

    24.07.2009 On the Persecution of Human Rights Organizations of Kazan

    23.07.2009 European Justice In Russia Might Be Delayed

    23.07.2009 Condolences from Bernard Kouchner, head of French Foreign Ministry

    22.07.2009 Maskhud Abdullaev met his mother in Azerbaijan

    22.07.2009 FIDH and Civic Assistance Committee invite you to the presentation of the report "Russian society under control"

    21.07.2009 In the Memory of Natalia Estemirova

    21.07.2009 Aziz Albekov released

    21.07.2009 Human Rights Activists met Maskhud Abdullaev

    20.07.2009 Chronicle. June 2009. North Caucasus. Human rights violations

    20.07.2009 Memorial suspends its work in Chechnya

    20.07.2009 Telegram of Dmitry Medvedev to Memorial

    08.07.2009 Public appeal to the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and to the President of the USA Barak Obama of the representatives of the civil society.

    07.07.2009 Russia: Protect Rights in North Caucasus

    07.07.2009 In Ingushetia the officers of law enforcement authorities get the confessions using tortures

    07.07.2009 Chechnya: The picket of relatives of the abducted

    07.07.2009 The Abduction of Korean citizen failed

    03.07.2009 Bulletin of the Memorial Human Rights Center Situation in the North Caucasus conflict zone: analysis from the human rights perspective. Spring 2009

    29.06.2009 Maskhud Abdullaev is in Chechnya

    29.06.2009 Defendants in "Case of 12" are disappointed with the cancellation of the jury trial

    04.06.2009 Russia: Prosecute Rights Violations in North Caucasus

    03.06.2009 Chronicle. May 2009. North Caucasus. Human rights violations

    29.05.2009 On the EU-Russia consultations on human rights. Reports

    26.05.2009 Announcement. Report "On the situation of residents of Chechnya in the Russian Federation. October 2007 – April 2009"

    26.05.2009 On the situation of residents of Chechnya in the Russian Federation. October 2007 – April 2009

    25.05.2009 On the creation of the Commission under the President. Public Statement of the society Memorial.

    25.05.2009 EU-Russia: consultations on human rights. The report of Memorial, HRC

    14.05.2009 End of the case of search in the Memorial office (SPb). Results and lessons

    14.05.2009 "For your and our freedom". Concert supporting political prisoners.

    12.05.2009 Piquet in Memory of Victims of Events in Andizhan

    06.05.2009 Chronicle. April 2009. North Caucasus. Human rights violations

    05.05.2009 Another abduction in Ingushetia

    21.04.2009 North Caucasus: alarming tendencies

    23.04.2009 European Court announced the 100th judgment in case from Chechnya

    22.04.2009 Decision of European Court in case of Alaudinova vs. Russia is expected tomorrow

    21.04.2009 Ingushetia: another special operation or new extrajudicial execution?

    15.04.2009 "Uzbeks from Ivanovo" get temporary asylum

    14.04.2009 The Abduction of Yusup Zagirov. Office of Public Prosecutor keeps silence

    09.04.2009 Uzbekistan. 1452 stories

    09.04.2009 New Abductions in Dagestan

    08.04.2009 List of people arrested and convicted because of political and religious reasons in Uzbekistan in 2004-2008

    07.04.2009 Ingushetia: refugees are still being pressed out to Chechnya

    07.04.2009 Attack on Lev Ponomarev. Who will be next?

    06.04.2009 International Day of the Roma

    06.04.2009 List of people arrested and convicted because of political and religious reasons in Uzbekistan in 2004-2008

    06.04.2009 Why the attack on Lev Ponomarev isn't being investigated?

    03.04.2009 Statement of Chechen and Ingush Activists on Attack on Ponomarev

    03.04.2009 Ingushetia: Special Operation in the Village of Sleptsovskaya

    03.04.2009 Human Rights NGOs About Attack on Lev Ponomarev

    01.04.2009 Chechnya: New Acts of Counter-Terror

    01.04.2009 Bulletin of the Human Rights Center “Memorial” Situation in the North Caucasus conflict zone: analysis from the human rights perspective. Winter 2008-2009

    27.03.2009 Chechnya: Houses of Relatives of Rebels are set on fire

    26.03.2009 Memorial on Deportation of 1949 in Estonia

    23.03.2009 Dagestan: Extrajudicial Execution

    19.03.2009 Chronicle. January-February 2009. North Caucasus. Human rights violations

    10.03.2009 The events in Nookat: Is Kyrgyzstan at the crossroads?

    09.03.2009 Liquidation of the village of Shankhaj (Chechnya)

    10.03.2009 The events in Nookat: Is Kyrgyzstan at the crossroads?

    06.03.2009 Chechnya: Student meeting in Grozny

    05.03.2009 European Court of Justice once more recognized Russian soldiers responsible for killing of civilians

    04.03.2009 Ingushetia: The situation of forced migrants from the Chechen Republic

    02.03.2009 Monitoring of compliance with human rights, related to the events in Nookat on October 1, 2008

    02.03.2009 Memorial Sent Appeal to President of Kyrgyzstan

    02.03.2009 Dagestan: Alibek Abunazarov Released

    02.03.2009 Search in Saint-Petersburg Memorial to be Investigated in Court

    02.03.2009 Bulletin: Human Rights in the North Caucasus - autumn 2008

    02.03.2009 New Human Rights Violations in Dagestan

    02.03.2009 Russian Human Rights Activist Deported from Kyrgyzstan

    20.02.2009 Jury acquitted four defendants in case of murder of Anna Politkovskaya

    11.02.2009 Refugee from Uzbekistan Granted Asylum in Sweden

    05.02.2009 Moscow and Saint-Petersburg Remember Victims of Novye Aldy

    05.02.2009 Good News from Dagestan

    04.02.2009 Geneva. UN Human Rights Council is expected to review Universal Periodic Review of Russia today

    04.02.2009 Materials prepared by Russian NGOs for the Universal Periodic Review of russia in the United Nations Human Rights Council

    03.02.2009 Open Letter from HRC Memorial to Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov

    03.02.2009 Killer of Farid Babaev Was Sentenced to 16 Years of Prison

    02.02.2009 Who is Feeding Civil War in Dagestan?

    01.02.2009 Meeting in Memory of Markelov and Baburova

    30.01.2009 The SOVA Center for Information and Analysis

    28.01.2009 Ingushetia: Theft With Political Bias?

    28.01.2009 HRC Memorial Public Statement. President Overrules New Law on State Secrets

    27.01.2009 Human Rights Violations in Kyrgyzstan - Nookat Riots

    22.01.2009 Please, find the English press-release of SIC "Memorial" (Saint Petersburg) regarding the court decision on the search of December 4, 2008 below. Court ruled the search in SIC "Memorial" illegal

    22.01.2009 Piquet in Memory of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova

    22.01.2009 Chechen people protest against the killing of advocate and journalist

    21.01.2009 Search Declared Illegal

    20.01.2009 In Memory of Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov

    20.01.2009 Court ruled the search in SIC “Memorial” illegal

    19.01.2009 January 2009: New Abductions in Chechnya

    19.01.2009 Killing of Advocate Stanislav Markelov. Statement of Memorial

    19.01.2009 Court decision in the case of Memorial Research Center is to be announced today in Saint Petersburg

    16.01.2009 Piquet — Freedom to Igor Sutyagin

    16.01.2009 Austria: Bring Killers of Chechen Exile to Justice

    15.01.2009 European Court issued judgment in case of abduction of resident of Ingushetia by FSB officials

    14.01.2009 Sister of the member of Mothers of Dagestan arrested

    14.01.2009 Debate in case of Farid Babaev scheduled Monday in Supreme Court of Dagestan

    13.01.2009 Situation in the North Caucasus conflict zone (summer 2008)

    13.01.2009 New Abductions in Chechnya

    12.01.2009 Bulletin of the Memorial Human Rights Center Situation in the North Caucasus conflict zone: analysis from the human rights perspective Summer 2008.

    24.12.2008 Open Letter of Sergey Kovalev to Public Chamber of Russian Federation

    24.12.2008 South Ossetia: atmosphere, restoration, refugees, Russian soldiers

    19.12.2008 Piquet Against Abuse of Power

    18.12.2008 The law is not passed, yet the Supreme Court hastens to act

    18.12.2008 Russian and Georgian NGOs meet at Memorial

    16.12.2008 Human rights defense NGOs meet to commemorate 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    15.12.2008 Winners of award "Journalism as an Act of Conscience" announced in Moscow

    15.12.2008 Russia was accused of deporting a political refugee

    15.12.2008 HRC Memorial member Bakhrom Khamroev detained in Moscow

    15.11.2008 Hostages in the South Caucasus conflict zone: October-November 2008

    31.10.2008 Special Press Release of Human Rights Centre “Memorial” and Demos Centre Humanitarian consequences of the armed conflict in the South Caucasus

    15.10.2008 Memorial Human Rights Center. Combat on Terrorism and Human Rights in the North Caucasus (April-October 2008)

    15.10.2008 Information and Research Center «DEMOS», Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights. Freedom of Association

    15.10.2008 Information and Research Center «DEMOS», Moscow Helsinki Group, International Youth Human Rights Movement. Freedom of Assembly

    15.10.2008 Information and Research Center «DEMOS». Implementation of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Russia

    15.10.2008 Independent Center for Legal Expertise. The State of the Judiciary System in Russia

    15.10.2008 SOVA Center for Information and Analysis. The current anti-extremist legislation and its’ enforcement

    15.10.2008 Memorial Human Rights Center. A former prisoner of an illegal detention place abducted in Chechnya

    15.10.2008 Report dedicated to the next round of EU-Russia consultations on human rights. Combat on Terrorism and Human Rights in the North Caucasus

    02.10.2008 European Court: Russia responsible for ‘presumed death’ of Chechen teenagers

    02.10.2008 On 9 October 2008, European Court of Human Rights will deliver judgment in the case "Albekov and others v. Russia"

    25.09.2008 The European Court declared Russia responsible for the death of Ruslan Mezhidov’s five relatives and awarded the applicant 100 thousand Euros

    11.09.2008 A Month after the War

    01.09.2008 Magomed Evloyev, Owner of Opposition News Website, Shot Dead by Security Services in Ingushetia

    01.09.2008 HRC Memorial on the murder of Magomed Evloev

    29.08.2008 Bulletin by Human Rights Center “Memorial” The situation in North Caucasus. Evaluation by human rights activists. Winter 2007-2008 – early March 2008

    08.08.2008 Statement from the Memorial International Society: Stop the war

    06.08.2008 A Victim Who Testified Against Illegal Prison Abducted in Chechnya

    25.07.2008 The activist of a human rights organization and applicant to the European Court of Human Rights had been abducted in Ingushetia

    07.07.2008 Statement of The Russian NGO Initiative for the Dialogue with the European Union on Human Rights

    23.04.2008 Report by Sergey Kovalev at the meeting between the EU delegation and the delegation of the Russian NGOs on the eve of the new round of the EU-Russia consultations on human rights defence (Ljubljana, April 16, 2008)

    17.04.2008 Report by the Memorial Human Rights Centre dedicated to the new round of consultations between the EU and Russia (Ljubljana, April 16, 2008).

    26.03.2008 Council of Europe: Joint Open Letter to the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

    26.02.2008 Memorial HRC Employees’ Meeting with Chechen Republic President

    21.02.2008 On the struggle for the moral purity in the Chechen Republic

    20.02.2008 Statement from Moscow Memorial Regarding the Relocation of the Solovetsky Stone

    17.02.2008 Lawlessness and Attempted Provocation in Nalchik: “Siloviki” Pressure the Family of Rasul Kudayev

    12.02.2008 Ingushetia 2007: what is coming next?

    19.12.2007 On the situation of residents of Chechnya in the Russian Federation. August 2006 - October 2007. Report of the HRC "Memorial", Migration Rights Network

    05.12.2007 FIDH on the death of Farid Babaev

    30.11.2007 European Court Passes Verdict in Favour of Relatives of Victims of Summary Executions in Staropromyslovsky District of Grozny in January 2000

    28.11.2007 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders: The Urgent Appeal

    26.11.2007 FIDH communique: Intimidation and deliberate violence


    26.11.2007 In memoriam of Farid Babaev

    25.11.2007 Statement of the IHF: 24 November - Another black day for human rights and democracy in Russia

    24.11.2007 Amnesty International press release "Russian Federation: Human rights activist and journalists beaten in Ingushetia"

    24.11.2007 Dick Marty protests abduction of 'Memorial' President Oleg Orlov in Nazran

    24.11.2007 Attack on Oleg Orlov, Head of “Memorial” Board and journalists from REN TV in Ingushetia

    22.11.2007 Attempt on the Life of Farid Babaev, a Prominent Public Activist of Dagestan, Candidate to MP of the Russian State Duma from “Yabloko”. Babaev is in Critical Condition in Hospital

    13.11.2007 A general responsible for war crimes about to “modernize” the Russian Army’s officer corps?

    08.11.2007 The Situation in Ingushetia (November. 2007)

    06.11.2007 Expelling refugees as a means of imitating the anti-terror campaign

    03.11.2007 New Outburst of Violence in Prigorodny District of North Ossetia, the Area of Ingush-Ossetian Conflict

    27.10.2007 The murder of brothers Galaev

    25.10.2007 Appeal of the Memorial human rights activist in defence of the barrister Irina Kodzaeva.

    23.10.2007 Release of Bagap Tutakov in Chechnya

    22.10.2007 The legal system in Chechnya. Bulletin ¹ 1 (August 2007)

    12.10.2007 Bagap Tutakov, former representative of the Ichkerian Parliament at the Parliamentarian Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), has been abducted in Chechnya

    03.10.2007 On October 4, 2007 the court will consider the issue of initiation of a criminal case against an attorney at law of Kodzaeva, who was beaten by an investigator

    26.09.2007 The Situation in the Republic of Ingushetia. En Route to Destabilization. September 2007

    26.09.2007 Russian NGOs present their reports on the eve of the EU-Russia consultation on human rights The situation in the Chechen Republic

    26.09.2007 Russian NGOs present their reports on the eve of the EU-Russia consultation on human rights Expelling refugees as a means of imitating the anti-terror campaign

    20.09.2007 Mass Protest Rally in Ingushetia. Abducted Brothers Aushev Returned Home After Beatings and Torture

    17.09.2007 Daghestan has provided land for permanent settlement to the inhabitants of the Borozdinovskaya Village still living in the camp of « Nadezhda ». Help to build houses is needed

    30.08.2007 We tried our best… Changes in the situation for foreign citizens in the Russian Federation

    Svetlana Gannushkina

    10.08.2007 Abductions and Disappearances in the Republic of Dagestan

    03.08.2007 Punitive Raid in Ingushetia: 27 Residents of Ali-Yurt Turned to Republican Hospital After a Morning "Visit" by Military Servicemen

    19.07.2007 Bulletin of the HRC "Memorial" (Spring 2007)

    31.05.2007 Statement of Memorial - On Our Work in Chechnya

    May 2007 Fabrication of “Islamic extremism” criminal cases in Russia: campaign continues

    04.05.07 Imminent provocation? Human rights activist from Ingushetia might become victim of security officials

    02.05.07 The Situation in the North Caucasus: November 2006 - May 2007: Apotheosis of the "Chechenisation"

    05.04.07 Open Letter by Russian Human Rights Organizations to the President of the United States

    29.03.2007 Abduction Failed: Fifteen North Ossetia Law Enforcers Detained in Ingushetia

    02.03.2007 International Memorial Nominated for the Nobel Prize

    28.02.07 Svetlana Gannushkina is a Winner of the Czech Award "Homo Homini"

    28.02.07 "The Caucasian Knot" - Winner of Gerd Bucerius Prize

    01.02.07 “Counterterrorism Operation” by the Russian Federation in the Northern Caucasus throughout 1999-2006. Brief overview by the Human Rights Center "Memorial” and Center "Demos": Submitted to the Eminent Jurists Panel in January 2007 in connection with high level public hearings on terrorism, counterterrorism and human rights in Russia

    30.01.07 Public Hearings on Terrorism, Counter Terrorism and Human Rights in Russia (Moscow)

    15.01.07 "Memorial" newly Registered in Arkhangelsk




    08.12.2006 In Chechnya a Resident of Stanitsa Assinovskaya was Abducted and Tortured

    05.12.2006 Visit of the delegation of the PACE in Chechnya


    18.08.2006 Chechnya: Under Public Pressure Investigator of Urus-Martan ROVD Officially Apologized For Attacking Defense Lawyer

    18.08.2006 Chechnya: the Head of Investigating Department of Urus-Martan ROVD Attacks a Defense Lawyer

    18.07.2006 Hunger strike of Ingush Forced Migrants from North Ossetia Has Continued for 14 days

    05.07.2006 Address of the Conference “Human Rights in Russia in the Year of Her G8 Presidency and Council of Europe Chairmanship” to the Leaders of the G8 Nations

    19.06.2006 Illegal Jail in Oktyabrsky District of Grozny was Functioning until May 2006

    09.06.2006 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
    1. Should There Be No IDPs in Chechnya? Residents of Temporary Residence Centers Are Ready To Move But Only To Permanent Housing 6/06/06
    2. A Man “Disappeared” on the territory of Government Administration in Grozny 8/06/06

    01.06.2006 Special Operation in Stanitsa Nesterovskaya of Ingushetia: Security Servicemen Publicly Commit a Summary Execution

    17.05.2006 There Should Be no Forced Migrants in Chechnya?

    04.05.2006 Seven Days without Light. "Majskij" Camp for Ingush Forced Migrants from North Osetia Is Cut off Electricity

    21.04.2006 In Ingushetia the Jury Acquits Magomed Aspiev, Accused of Armed Activity Against the Russian Federation

    18.04.2006 On 9 April 2006, near the village of Sernovodsk, servicemen of unidentifie law enforcement agencies kidnapped Bulat Chilaev (born 1979)

    13.04.2006 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial». Exacerbation of Tensions in the Area of Ingush-Ossetian Conflict
    Ethnic Ingush "disappear" in Prigorodny District of North Ossetia. Crimes remain uninvestigated

    21.03.2006 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial». March 2006. Discrimination

    03.03.2006 Russian NGOs presented their reports in Vienna on the eve of the third round of EU-Russia consultations on human rights

    02.03.2006 The Chechen Republic: Consequences of “Chechenization” of the conflict

    02.03.2006 Vitaliy Ponomarev, Elena Riabinina. Concocting criminal proceedings for “Islamic extremism”

    02.03.2006 Svetlana Gannushkina. On the situation of Chechens outside Chechnya July 2005 – February 2006

    02.03.2006 Northern Caucasus. Conflict Spill-Over Outside the Chechen Republic in 2004-2005 (Ingushetia and Kabardino - Balkariya)

    27.02.2006 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial». February 2006

    27.02.2006 Ingushetia at the End of 2005: Explosions, Abductions, "Special Operations"

    27.02.2006 Mulsim Gutseriev has been acquitted, the Jury Corrected 'Mistakes' of Investigators

    05.02.2006 Representatives of Security Agencies Tried to Kidnap a Man From the Court Room After the Jury Passed an Acquittal

    31.01.2006 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial». January 2006

    23.01.2006 A Family Member of Applicant to European Court for Human Rights, Mekhti Mukhaev, Has been Illegally Detained and Subjected to Severe Torture

    11.01.2006 The Borisovs: innocent people face 20 years in jail on trumped-up charges

    09.11.2005 Starye Ataghi settlement was shelled

    28.09.2005 A Conveyer of Violence. Human rights violations during anti-terrorist operations in the Republic of Ingushetia. September 2005

    26.09.2005 An Open Letter to the Russian Public and the International Community

    20.09.2005 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial». September 2005. “Ryazan trainings” continue in Nazran?

    05.09.2005 The open letter to the Governments of the EU Member States and the Russian Federation, the Federal Assembly of Russia, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the EU Council Secretary General

    19.07.2005 The open letter to the Governments of the EU Members and the Russian Federation, the Federal Assembly of Russia, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the EU Council Secretary General

    05.07.2005 The Ivanovo “akromists” arrested for encroachment on the President and constitutional system of Uzbekistan

    29.06.2005 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial» June 2005

    01.06.2005 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial» April 2005

    19.05.2005 Ingush-Osetian conflict of 1992: Roots and Evolvement (may 2005)

    14.04.2005 Views of Russian NGOs - Human Rights Center "Memorial" and Center "Demos" Regarding the PACE Roundtable on Chechnya

    06.04.2005 Mopping up operation in the village of Katayma in the city of Grozny

    17.03.2005 Chechnya 2004: “New” Methods of Anti-Terror. Hostage taking and repressive actions against relatives of alleged combatants and terrorists

    14.02.2005 Abducted Rights defender is free again

    14.02.2005 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»January 2005

    09.02.2005 Cease-Fire in Chechnya and Talks with Maskhadov are Necessary. An Open Appeal to the President of the Russian Federation from Leading Russian Human Rights Activists

    08.02.2005 Andreas Gross has directed the answer to the open letter Russian and International NGOs

    08.02.2005 The Whereabouts of 7 Relatives of Maskhadov Remain Unknown

    02.02.2005 [PACE] Declaration on the recent human rights violations in the Chechen Republic

    01.02.2005 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial» December 2004

    01.2005 From Chechenization to Palestinization - The Human Rights Situation in Chechnya and North Caucasus in 2004

    24.01.2005 Open Letter from seven Russian and international human rights NGOs concerning the creation of a Round Table in the framework of the PACE Political Affairs Committee regarding human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the Chechen Republic

    18.01.2005 We ask you to pay attention to the case of Zara Murtuzaliyeva - Monstrous fabrication of terrorism charge

    14.01.2005 Chechnya: Who Is Behind Human Abductions?

    12.01.2005 In December 2004 A. Maskhadov's eight relatives have been abducted in the Chechen Republic

    10.12.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial» November 2004

    10.11.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial» October 2004

    04.11.2004 Power Agencies Assault the Mosque in Sleptsovsk

    10.10.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial» September 2004

    10.09.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial» August 2004

    05.09.2004 Beslan: the Hostage-taking at the School

    28.08.2004 Illegal Detainments and Summary Executions in Ingushetia (August-July)

    24.08.2004 Armed Raid on Grozny, August 21, 2004

    20.08.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
    Chechen IDPs Forced Back to Chechnya: “Uchkhoz” in Yandare after June 21

    10.08.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
    July 2004

    10.07.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
    June 2004

    10.06.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
    May 2004

    10.05.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
    April 2004

    07.05.2004 Refugees in Ingushetia. Reinstatement to the List. Only through Court?

    15.04.2004 Detainment and Murders of 8 Shalinskii Region Residents of the Village of Duba-Urt

    14.04.2004 Mother and Five Small Children Dead After Aerial Attack on Civilian House in Chechnya

    10.04.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
    March 2004

    08.04.2004 Joint Statement by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, and Memorial "The Situation in Chechnya and Ingushetia Deteriorates. New Evidence of Enforced Disappearances, Rape, Torture, and Extrajudicial Executions"

    10.03.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
    February 2004

    10.03.2004 "Voluntary Surrender" of Magomed Khambiev

    10.02.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
    January 2004

    10.01.2004 FROM THE CONFLICT ZONE Bulletin of Human Rights Center «Memorial»
    December 2003

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