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Rights Group Sounds Alarm Over Chechnya's Role in Soccer World Cup

Human Rights Watch has said world soccer's governing body must tackle rights abuses in Russia's Chechnya region now that one of the teams in this year's World Cup in Russia has chosen Chechnya as the location for its base camp. Rights groups and Western governments allege that the authorities in Chechnya repress their political opponents, discriminate against women and persecute sexual minorities, all allegations that Chechnya's leaders deny. The region is not hosting...

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