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Russia: Burning down homes after Chechnya clashes appears to be collective punishment

Headline Title:  Russia: Burning down homes after Chechnya clashes appears to be collective punishment 09 December 2014 Authorities in Russia must urgently investigate the burning down of at least five houses believed to belong to the relatives of 11 men blamed by the authorities of carrying out an armed attack in the Chechen capital, Grozny, Amnesty International said after news emerged today of the “collective punishment” against the families.The 11 men were killed alongside 14 law enforcement officers during an armed confrontation in Grozny on 4 December. At least one civilian…

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