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Chechnya: The week in brief: 11 - 17 Jul 2005

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July 12 - Edi Isayev, spokesman for the Moscow office of the Kremlin-backed Chechen government, said that the 11 residents of the Chechen village of Borozdinovskaya who disappeared during a June 4 raid on their village were alive.
July 14 - Czech humanitarian organization People in Need (PIN) announced the closure of its mission in the Northern Caucasus due to "systematic pressure from Russian authorities, who in April 2005 denied PIN's request to renew its accreditation for work in the Russian Federation".

July 14 - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected Russia's appeal against ECHR's earlier ruling that the country had seriously violated human rights of Chechen civilians. The rejection obliges Russia to pay damages to the six relatives of the killed Chechens.

July 16 - An Mi-8 helicopter of the Russian Defence Ministry crashed near the village of Tesbichi in the Itum-Kalinsky district. All nine people on board have died as a result.

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