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13 Sep 2007 description

Russian delegation insists on excluding an independent group

Vienna, 13 September 2007.

16 May 2007 description

Executive Summary

Following the death on 10 July 2006 of Shamil Basaev, the leader of a Chechen armed resistance fraction responsible for numerous terrorist attacks, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) director Nikolai Patrushev, on behalf of the anti-terrorist committee of the Russian Federation, called on all members of illegal armed groups in Chechnya to lay down their arms within two weeks.

27 Mar 2007 description

HUMAN RIGHTS DEVELOPMENTS IN CHECHNYA AND ADJACENT RUSSIAN REGIONS

In 2006 the delegation of law enforcement and security responsibilities from federal authorities to local power structures in Chechnya was practically completed.

27 Mar 2007 description

Uzbekistan remained an authoritarian country ruled by President Islam Karimov, where democratic norms and international human rights standards were routinely violated.

Throughout the year, the Uzbek authorities continued their efforts to prevent the circulation of information contradicting official policies, in particular with respect to the Andijan events in May 2005, when hundreds of civilians died as a result of the indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force by security and law enforcement officials who were pursuing a group of armed people.