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Sergei Kovalev obituary
Soviet dissident who sacrificed his scientific career and was imprisoned for denouncing the state’s abuse of human rights

Michael Bourdeaux

31, Aug, 2021 @4:39 PM

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How public ‘apologies’ are used against domestic abuse victims in Chechnya
Activists say Ramzan Kadyrov’s regime uses televised confessions ‘under duress’ to hold back women’s rights, despite changes in society

Sarah Johnson

15, Jul, 2021 @12:54 PM

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Belarus regime uses video confessions as a tool to silence dissent
Analysis: Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega are just the latest to be forced into the widespread tactic

Andrew Roth in Moscow

26, May, 2021 @3:51 PM

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German NGO files legal case against Chechen officials over anti-gay purges
Exclusive: five Ramzan Kadyrov allies subject of criminal complaint for crimes against humanity

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

18, Apr, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Chechnya opens terror inquiry into gay men forcibly returned from Moscow
Aide to republic’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov claims men confessed to helping illegal armed group

Theo Merz in Moscow

08, Feb, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Letter: John le Carré and Chechnya
Robert Chenciner writes: I was delighted to help and intrigued when he “borrowed” my home in Shepherd Market, central London, as the fictional safe house

Robert Chenciner

10, Jan, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Hundreds attend funeral of Samuel Paty's attacker in Chechnya
Body of Abdullakh Anzorov, who decapitated French teacher, was repatriated last week

Andrew Roth in Moscow

07, Dec, 2020 @3:47 PM

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Russia moves to expel American human rights activist
Vanessa Kogan, director of the Justice Initiative project, says migration officials have revoked her residency permit

Andrew Roth in Moscow

03, Dec, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'They find you and shoot you': Chechens in fear after third Kadyrov critic killed
Chechens who sought safety in EU countries say ‘everyone is scared’ after shooting in Vienna

Shaun Walker Central and east Europe correspondent

08, Jul, 2020 @4:00 AM

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The week in TV: Homemade; Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge; The Sinner and more
Netflix’s shorts by directors in lockdown was a mostly lucky dip while Storyville exposed the horrors of gay persecution in Chechnya

Barbara Ellen

05, Jul, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Welcome to Chechnya: the harrowing film about the regime's gay purge
Film-maker David France posed as a tourist to expose the brutal, state-sanctioned persecution of the region’s LGBT community – and tell the nail-biting story of the activists helping them to escape

Alex Needham

23, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Ramzan Kadyrov appears in public after Covid-19 illness reports
Chechen strongman did not confirm hospitalisation but appeared to have cannula in arm

Andrew Roth in Moscow

27, May, 2020 @6:55 PM

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