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Rights Group: Situation in Chechnya Continues to Deteriorate

A leading international human rights group released a report this week detailing what it says is an intensifying crackdown on dissent in Chechnya, the republic in Russia's North Caucasus region ruled with an iron fist by Ramzan Kadyrov, its Kremlin-appointed leader. The 56-page report by New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), titled “Like Walking a Minefield: Vicious Crackdown on Critics in Russia’s Chechen Republic," describes “how local authorities punish and humiliate people...

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