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Chechen Asylum Seeker Deported to Russia Arbitrarily Detained

By Human Rights Watch
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Magomed Gadaev, 37, an asylum seeker from Chechnya and key witness in a high-profile torture case against Chechnya’s leadership, was abducted by Chechen security officials on April 11, two days after his deportation from France to Russia. Click to expand Image Magomed Gadaev pictured in Paris, France.  © Private France expelled Gadaev on April 9, despite a ruling by the national asylum court recognizing that he could come to harm if deported to Russia and asking the authorities to ensure he not be sent back. Border guards at the Moscow airport held Gadaev for 12 hours before allowing…


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