Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Archive for October 6th, 2011

Russian Court To Question Mayor of Grozny On Case “Kadyrov vs. Orlov”

Posted by Info on 06/10/2011

The Khamovniki Moscow Court began its consideration of the appeal of Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, against the acquittal of Oleg Orlov, the head of the HRC “Memorial“.

On October 4 in the court of appeal Oleg Orlov, the head of the HRC “Memorial” once again made a statement pleading not guilty on charges of slandering Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya.

The leader of the Chechen Republic failed to appear at the hearing, live video bridge with the city of Grozny was also absent. Kadyrov’s interests were represented in the court by his lawyer Andrei Krasnenkov, who stated that “the leader of Chechnya strongly disagree with the acquittal”; however, being very busy, he could not attend the court session.

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Council of Europe Anti-torture Committee Talks In Russia

Posted by Info on 06/10/2011

Representatives of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) held talks beginning of September in Russia with the federal authorities.
The discussions were focused on the findings made by the CPT during its April-May 2011 visit to the North Caucasian region, in particular concerning the activities of law enforcement agencies and investigations into possible ill-treatment by members of those agencies.

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