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Tsjetsjenia

Siden 1995 har Helsingforskomiteen arbeidet med å dokumentere menneskerettighetsovergrep i Tsjetsjenia, og asrbeidet er en viktig del av vårt Russlandsarbeid. Det har funnet sted og finner stadig sted omfattende og systematiske brudd på menneskerettighetene i Tsjetsjenia, som drap, tortur og forsvinninger samt en utstrakt straffrihet for disse grove forbrytelsene. Helsingforskomiteen fremmer også behovet for beskyttelse av asylsøkere fra Tsjetsjenia og Nord-Kaukasus i norske og europeiske fora.

Brutal attack against human rights defenders in Grozny

North Caucasus:

Brutal attack against human rights defenders in Grozny

The office of the Joint Mobile Group in Grozny, Chechnya, was earlier today on 3 June attacked by a group of masked men.

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Establishing the Natalia Estemirova Documentation Center in Oslo

Establishing the Natalia Estemirova Documentation Center in Oslo

During a conference on Strengthening Human Rights in Russia organized by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee in cooperation with Amnesty International Norway in Oslo on September 19-22 this year, a resolution on establishing the Natalia Estemirova Documentation Center was adopted by a group of nine leading Russian and international human rights organizations.

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Everyone is silent about their own: Stories of one war

New book:

Everyone is silent about their own: Stories of one war

Russian Civic Assistance Committee will soon present a book,- a collection of memories of eyewitnesses of and participants in the Chechen wars. The title of the book, published in Russian, is ‘Stories of one war’ / Каждый молчит о своем: истории одной войны,

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Austria should demand the extradition of murder suspect sheltered by Russia

North Caucasus:

Austria should demand the extradition of murder suspect sheltered by Russia

In a letter sent today to the Federal Minister of Justice in Austria Dr. Beatrix Karl, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, together with Human Rights Watch, Civil Rights Defenders, Austrian Helsinki Association, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), urges the Austrian government to request the extradition of Lecha Bogatyrov from the Russian Federation. Lecha Bogatyrov is the man who allegedly fired the fatal shots that killed the Chechen exile Umar Israilov on the streets of Vienna in January 2009. Three men were convicted 1 June 2011 by the Vienna Landesgericht to long prison sentences for the killing of Israilov, but the current current impunity for Mr. Israilov’s alleged killer should be treated as a political issue by the Austrian government.

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Russland:

Lack of effective implementation of the resolution on North Caucasus

(14/12-2010) International and Russian human rights organizations have sent a letter to the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe expressing concern with the lack of effective implementation of its resolution 1738 (2010) on Legal remedies for human rights defenders in North Caucasus.

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Israilov Court case in Vienna to reach verdict

North Caucasus:

Israilov Court case in Vienna to reach verdict

The Court in Vienna is to reach a verdict on the murder of the refugee who accused Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov of torture today, on 1 June 2011. On the eve of the verdict the coalition of human rights groups monitoring the trial wants to emphasize the importance of this emblematic case and expresses its regret at the absence of cooperation of the Russian Federation with the Austrian justice.

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Verdicts in Russian court for murders Markelov and Baburova

Verdicts in Russian court for murders Markelov and Baburova

The verdict in the case of murdering the Russian lawyer Stanislav Markelov and the journalist Anastasia Baburova is finalized. On May 6, 2011, after more than two years of investigation and lengthy court hearings, the persons, accused of their murder, were convicted.

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Stans tvangsretur av tsjetsjenske asylsøkere!

Stans tvangsretur av tsjetsjenske asylsøkere!

(22/02-2011) I et brev til konstituert justisminister Grete Faremo ber NOAS, Amnesty og Helsingforskomiteen om å stanse tvangsretur av asylsøkere fra konfliktområdene i Nord-Kaukasus i Russland inntil utlendingsforvaltningen etablerer en praksis som samsvarer med rettspraksis og relevant landinformasjon. I tillegg ber organisasjonene justisministeren om å utvise varsomhet med å tvangsutsende folk før de har fått reell mulighet til å klage endelige avslag inn for retten.

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