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Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russia: Chechen Villagers Plan Protest Against Police Brutality

Posted by Info on 21/11/2010

Inhabitants of the Chechen village of Achkhoi-Martan southwest of Grozny plan to hold a protest against police brutality on November 20.

The villagers plan to protest the detention, torture, and killing of local people by Chechen police and security forces and to adopt a petition to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev urging him to put an end to “lawlessness” in Chechnya.

Chechen human rights activist Ruslan Kutayev escaped detention last week as he was in Moscow when several armed masked men in military uniform forced their way into his house in Achkhoi-Martan on November 12 searching for him.
Kutayev said the attempt to detain him was connected with his efforts to solve “crimes committed by the Chechen Interior Ministry forces in Achkhoi-Martan.”

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