EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Chechnya:”Monitoring and documenting crimes that take place there – happens to be gravely dangerous.”

Posted by Info on 20/07/2009

Memorial suspends work, staff to remain in Chechnya

Staff at Russian human-rights group Memorial will remain in the North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, but operations have been suspended following the killing of one its activists, the group’s chairman said on Monday.

Memorial executive committee member, Alexander Cherkasov:

“We are thinking about what to do in the future, how to help people in Chechnya, how to follow criminal cases that we helped to bring to court, and how to continue our work in compiling a list of missing people. At the moment, our work — monitoring and documenting crimes that take place there — happens to be gravely dangerous.”

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