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Prominent Rights Group Targeted Yet Again in Chechnya

Expand Memorial’s car torched in Dagestan on January 22, 2018.  © 2018 Memorial It’s hard not to conclude that Chechen authorities are on an all-out campaign to force Memorial - one of Russia’s leading human rights groups, - to end more than two decades of documenting abuses in Chechnya. Last night, someone set fire to the car of one of Memorial’s drivers. To make sure there was no misunderstanding about the message being sent by this attack, someone sent repeated text messages to Memorial’s mobile phone saying “You’re walking on the edge of the abyss. Shut down! Next time we’ll burn your…

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