Russian Federation: violations continue, no justice in sight: a briefing paper on human rights violations in the context of the armed conflict in the Chechen Republic
This report is based on ongoing research conducted from Amnesty International’s International Secretariat in London, including contact with relatives of victims of human rights abuses, lawyers and representatives of local and international organizations working in the region, including the Memorial Human Rights Centre, the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society, the Danish Refugee Council, and the Stichting Russia … Continue reading Russian Federation: violations continue, no justice in sight: a briefing paper on human rights violations in the context of the armed conflict in the Chechen Republic
Russian Federation: normalization in whose eyes?
This report is based on the findings of an Amnesty International delegation which travelled to Ingushetia in March/April 2004 as well as ongoing research conducted from Amnesty International’s International Secretariat in London.
Russian Federation: ‘dokumenty!’: discrimination on grounds of race in the Russian Federation.
Amnesty International has urged the authorities to ensure that all people internally displaced by the Chechen conflict are given adequate protection and humanitarian assistance until they can return voluntarily, in safety and with dignity, to their place of origin or choice. The current situation in Chechnya does not provide the necessary conditions for the safe … Continue reading Russian Federation: ‘dokumenty!’: discrimination on grounds of race in the Russian Federation.
Russian Federation: update on the situation regarding Chechens and in the Chechen Republic following the October hostage taking incident in Moscow
This short update looks at the situation following the events at a Moscow theatre, when a group of some 50 people described as Chechens took hostage over 700 people during a performance. In the wake of the hostage incident in Moscow, the situation in and around Chechnya – including the camps for internally displaced persons … Continue reading Russian Federation: update on the situation regarding Chechens and in the Chechen Republic following the October hostage taking incident in Moscow
The Russian Federation: Chechen Republic: open letter to the United Nations from the Secretary General of Amnesty International
Includes Amnesty International’s concerns for refugees and internally displaced populations fleeing Chechnia.
Russian Federation (Chechnya): for the motherland: reported grave breaches of international humanitarian law: persecution of ethnic Chechens in Moscow
Amnesty International is concerned that the way in which the Russian forces are waging war in Chechnya and the discriminatory manner in which Chechens have been targeted by the authorities in Moscow, suggest that the government has been involved in a campaign to punish an entire ethnic group.
Torture in Russia: ‘this man-made hell’
The information in this report is based on sources including two visits to Russia by Amnesty International delegates to interview victims of torture and ill-treatment and visit penal institutions. It includes reports on ill-treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, and of refoulement.
Russian Federation: failure to protect asylum seekers
This document reports on the Russian Federations failures to protect asylum seekers, particularly through obstruction of access to asylum procedures, refoulement, and police brutality.
Russian Federation/ Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: refoulement of Lee Yen Sen/ fear for safety in North Korea
Lee Yen Sen, a citizen of the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea was returned by the authorities of the Russian Federation to his country of origin in September 1995. Lee Yen Sen had requested asylum in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on at least two occasions. A decision on his last request, … Continue reading Russian Federation/ Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: refoulement of Lee Yen Sen/ fear for safety in North Korea
Russian Federation: brief summary of concerns about human rights violations in the Chechen Republic
This document denounces the violation of human rights in the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic, and calls for action from the international community, including access for the UNHCR and ICRC.