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SBU deports Chechen head Kadyrov's proxy to Russia.

The Ukrainian Security Service has deported to Russia a Russian citizen who, as an agent of Chechen head Ramzan Kadyrov, was collecting information about ethnic Chechens with pro-Ukrainian views in Ukraine, the SBU press service said on Nov. 24. Officers of law-enforcement agencies established that this citizen had left ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Requiem for a Hit Man.

Bodies are piling up on the streets of Kiev, as the military stalemate between Russia and Ukraine devolves into a murky contest of spies and hired guns. The Wall Street Journal caught up with one of them, a Chechen militant with two passports and a string of missions from Georgia to Turkey to Syria. His jailhouse interview ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Chechen citizen suspected of Russian Forbes editor's murder detained in Kyiv.

The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has detained a foreigner who is suspected of involvement in the murder of Paul Klebnikov, the editor of the Russian edition of the Forbes magazine, according to the SBU's press center.

- UNIAN - UA

Deutsche Welle: NGOs in Russia - battered, but unbowed.

For Marina Koltsova and her colleagues, the Russian Republic of Chechnya is a kind of no-go area, a blank spot on the map. “As a matter of principle, we are not allowed to conduct seminars in the northern Caucasus region, simply because we bear such a stigma,” Koltsova, a lawyer for the renowned ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Wanted Russian arrested over Forbes editor's murder.

Ukraine's security agency said Saturday it has arrested a Russian man wanted by Interpol over the 2004 murder of American journalist Paul Khlebnikov.The suspect, originally from Chechnya, was arrested...

- Expatica - NL

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: November 13, 2017.

AMERICA’S TOP LEADERS HAVE REMAINED SHAMEFULLY SILENT ON GLOBAL LGBTQ PERSECUTION: In a piece in Metro Weekly, HRC Global Director Ty Cobb raises the alarm about the increasing attacks against the LGBTQ community around the world. Cobb calls on Donald Trump, Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak out ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Chechnya Could Force Russia's Hand on the Rohingya Crisis.

Ramzan Kadyrov's strong words on the Rohingya's persecution could impact Russia-Myanmar ties.

- The Diplomat - US

Chechnya: Praising Putin with iPhone X.

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Chechnya's strongman leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has come up with a social-media twist on a Soviet-style tradition – he's given away an iPhone X for the best poem about Russian President Vladimir Putin. That's more significant than it might seem. With prices ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Singer Still Missing After Chechnya's Anti-Gay Purge.

Expand Screenshot of Zelim Bakaev, missing since August 2017, taken from a video allegedly made by him from Germany in mid-August, but suspected of being fake, filmed under coercion by his captors. © 2017 Artem Lebedev/Artem Lebedev Tomorrow marks three months since the disappearance of Zelim Bakaev, a Chechen pop-singer. ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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