Human rights defender Igor Kalyapin attacked in Grozny


The head of the "Committee for the Prevention of Torture" Igor Kalyapin was attacked in Grozny on the evening of 16 March. According to Dmitry Utukin, an employee of the organization, the attack took place near the hotel "Grozny-City".

Hammer-wielding raiders storm human rights group offices in Chechnya


The Committee Against Torture is one of only two independent rights groups in region where leader Ramzan Kadyrov has been accused of widespread abuses

Masked men, some wielding hammers, stormed the offices of the Committee Against Torture in Chechnya during a protest denouncing its work, the human rights organisation said.

Russia: Joint Mobile Group in Grozny under attack


At around 11.30am on Wednesday, 3 June 2015, an aggressive mob surrounded the office of Joint Mobile Group (JMG) in in the Chechen capital, Grozny.

JMG is one of the few human rights groups still active in Chechnya. The organisation investigates human rights abuses in the Chechen Republic and works to bring to justice perpetrators of torture, enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial executions. Russian human rights organisations, including the Committee Against Torture, jointly established the JMG in 2009 following the murder of human rights defender Natalya Estemirova.

Следственный комитет возбудил дело после нападения на правозащитников в Грозном


Следственный комитет России возбудил уголовное дело по факту поджога в Грозном офиса правозащитной организации Комитет против пыток. Дело было возбуждено 12 февраля, сообщает со ссылкой на неназванные источники «Новая газета». 

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