Contents tagged with Ingushetia

  • Amnesty International worker kidnapped and tortured in Russia

    In Ingushetia, Russia, a worker of the international human rights organization Amnesty International Oleg Kozlovsky was kidnapped and beaten, stated the press-service of the Russian unit of the organization.

    Kozlovsky arrived in the capital of Ingushetia Магас on October 5 in order to monitor peaceful protests that started after the signing of the agreement on the administrative border between two regions by the leaders of Ingushetia and Chechnya. 

    “The following evening, an unknown man …

  • Russian politician: Chechnya and Ingushetia on brink of war

    The conflict between the Russian republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya, which arose due to the establishment of administrative borders between the regions, could escalate into a war, but the Russian government is turning a blind eye to the situation, said Leonid Gozman, president of the Union of Right Forces political movement, in a blog on the Echo of Moscow radio station.

    According to Gozman, thousands of people have amassed in Magas, the capital of Ingushetia, to protest against the handing …

  • Protests against border deal with Chechnya continue in Ingushetia

    In Magas, capital of Ingushetia, the people protesting against the recent territory exchange with Chechnya are remaining at the town square, demanding the local government’s resignation.

    Negotiations between representatives of the protesters and the government revealed that no force will be used, and that the protest will be considered legitimate.

    “At the end of the dialog, an agreement was reached that no force would be used against protesters. Furthermore, as of Monday, the protest will be …

  • Amnesty International: Russia fails to protect those who defend human rights

    Amnesty International released a statement on Friday in which it criticized the Russian government for failing to protect those who promote human rights.

    According to Amnesty International, the violent attack on human rights defenders and journalists in the Russian territory of Ingeshetia “is further evidence of the authorities’ abject failure to protect those who work to safeguard human rights.”

    The statement comes after members of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture as well as …

  • Journalists and human rights activists attacked on road from Ingushetia to Chechnya

    Photo: RIA Novosti

    Members of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture as well as Russian and foreign journalists were attacked while travelling on a road from Ingushetia to Chechnya, as reported by Dozhd.

    According to a member of the human rights organization, Dmitry Utukina, a van was attacked that was carrying human rights activities and journalists from Russia, Norway, and Sweden.

    Utukina told a Dozhd reporter that two employees of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture were …